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FCCLA Programs

Career Connection

This program recognizes individuals and chapters that conduct career development projects to help young people link skills for success in careers, families and communities.  Through individual, cooperative and competitive activities, members discover their strengths, target career goals, and initiate a plan for achieving the lifestyle they desire.  This program offers activities in six unit areas:

  1. Plug In to Careers
  2. Sign On to the Career Connection
  3. Program Career Steps
  4. Link Up to Jobs
  5. Access Skills for Career Success
  6. Integrate Work and Family Life

 

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively. One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given. All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.

  • Career Connection/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

Leadership Service in Action Award

Each community needs concerned citizens to address the problems it faces.  Working with other chapter members makes a difference by demonstrating a caring attitude and willingness to improve the community.  By identifying a need and developing an innovative community service project, your chapter could win a cash award.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference. The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.

All applications must be completed online by March 1.

  • Leadership Service Award/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

FCCLA Facts

(Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety)

This peer education program where students strive to save lives through personal, vehicle, and road safety. Teens work to educate adults and youth about traffic safety and support enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety.

FACTS Units:

  • People: to understand and promote your role as a drive or passenger and keep yourself and others safe
  • Vehicles: to understand vehicle safety and the role it plays in safety for you and others
  • Roads: to understand and promote your role on the road as well as the safety hazards you may encounter and how to avoid or react to them.

 

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.

Missouri FCCLA is proud to be a partner on the www.saveMOlives.com website with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Chapters can use this website to help them with resources for their FACTS projects, and also "show of their school" by submitting the chapter's project. In addition, chapters can access the NOYS (National Organizations for Youth Safety) at www.noys.org for additional traffic safety resources.

  • FACTS/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

Families First

When families are strong and healthy, society as a whole is improved.  Through the Families First peer education program, FCCLA members benefit society by helping families learn to nurture socially, emotionally, mentally and physically strong, healthy individuals.

The main objectives of Families First are simple — to help young people become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow; and to strengthen the family as the basic unit of society. The five units of Families First are:

  1. Families Today
  2. You-Me-Us
  3. Meet the Challenge
  4. Balancing Family and Career
  5. Parent Practice

 

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.

  • Families First/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

Financial Fitness

The FCCLA Financial Fitness national peer education program involves youth teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely. Through FCCLA's Financial Fitness program, youth plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers learn to become wise financial managers and smart consumers.

Units in Financial Fitness are:

  1. Earning: sharpen on-the-job financial fitness
  2. Spending: track and plan personal spending
  3. Saving: conquer bank accounts, credit and investments
  4. Protecting: keep financial and personal interest safe

 

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.

  • Financial Fitness/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

Japanese Exchange Program

Be one of 14 FCCLA members to experience a Japanese tea ceremony, traditional Japanese foods, or a climb up Mount Fuji with a Japanese brother or sister!  FCCLA provides scholarship opportunities for 4 to 6 week summer programs funded by the Kikkoman Corporation. This program will award 14 FCCLA members full scholarships worth over $7,000 each. These scholarships are available only to FCCLA members in their sophomore or junior year of high school. For more information please contact FCCLA National Headquarters at (703) 476-4900, call 1-800-TEENAGE, or go to www.yfu-usa.org to request an application.

  • Japanese Exchange Award/Scholarship Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

Legislative Shadowing Project

Missouri FCCLA members in their junior or senior years of high school who have an interest in public policy, laws and its relation to families, careers and communities are encouraged to apply for a day of job shadowing in the Missouri General Assembly.  Up to 50 FCCLA members may be chosen for this program.  Application deadline is December 11. This program is funded through Missouri FCCLA membership dues and contributions from the Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences (MoEFACS).  The banquet is sponsored by The Missouri Bar.


Power of One

Power of One is a program for FCCLA members who want to work on their own to achieve personal goals.  Power of One helps individuals to identify those areas of greatest importance, and then turn goals into a realistic plan of action that can be completed in a short time.  Members may complete Level 1 or Level 2 projects, and may obtain ribbons or pins for local recognition.  When a member completes all five units of Power of One, they may apply for recognition at the state and national levels.  Power of One has five fun, activity-filled units:

  1. A Better You
  2. Family Ties
  3. Working on Working
  4. Take the Lead
  5. Speak Out for FCCLA

 

To qualify for state and national recognition, all five-unit completers must apply for recognition to the state office by March 1.  Recipients will be recognized on stage at the state leadership conference.

  • Power of One Form (to be completed in the affiliation system)

Step One

This program is a fun way to educate your members about FCCLA.  Members may need to have access to the Chapter Handbook, national program handbooks, the information sheet, or even the FCCLA homepage to complete the Step 1 expedition.

To recognize students who have completed Step 1, chapter advisors should send their names to the Chapter Relations Coordinator at national headquarters.  They will receive a letter of congratulations.  Advisors are encouraged to purchase Step One pins for members.  


STOP the Violence - Students Taking On Prevention

STOP the Violence is a peer-to-peer outreach initiative that empowers young people to recognize, report, and introduce the potential for youth violence.  Its goals are: 

  1. Empower students with attitudes, skills and resources to make their school safer;
  2. Engage young people in efforts to prevent youth violence;
  3. Use peer education to increase youth awareness of and involvement in strategies that reduce youth violence;
  4. Reduce the potential for violence in schools with trained FCCLA chapters

 

Chapters can apply for state and national recognition, as well as mini-grants.  Specific information on the grant and award program are available on the National FCCLA web site.  The top high school chapter will receive a $1000 award and one $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1.

  • STOP the Violence/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

Student Body

Student Body is a peer education program that helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices. 

Units: 

  1. The Healthy You: Empowering teens to make wise food and lifestyle choices
  2. The Fit You: Empowering teens to take charge of their health and their level of fitness
  3. The Real You: Empowering teens to maintain positive mental health
  4. The Resilient You: Empowering teens to live in ways that build emotional health

 

The top middle school and high school chapter will receive a $1000 award, respectively.  One $500 Runner-Up award will also be given.  All national winners are required to attend and present their projects at the National Leadership Conference.  All applications must be completed online by March 1. 

  • Student Body/National Programs Award Application can be found in the affiliation system under Awards

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