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In our celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) during February, we’re spotlighting various Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) that play a pivotal role in shaping our students’ futures. This week, we’re focusing on FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America).

In our school district, FCCLA is an indispensable program dedicated to nurturing the next generation of family and consumer sciences education leaders. Much like DECA and FBLA from last week’s article, FCCLA offers students practical experiences and skills that extend beyond traditional classroom learning, preparing them for success in both their personal and professional lives.

For those unfamiliar, FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders to address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. FCCLA members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

The organization provides opportunities for students to engage in various projects and competitions that emphasize leadership, community service, and career exploration. Through these experiences, students develop essential life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making.

FCCLA: Fostering Leadership and Service

FCCLA goes beyond just another extracurricular activity; it catalyzes personal growth and societal change. By participating in FCCLA, students enhance their academic knowledge and cultivate a sense of responsibility and service to others.

For real-life examples of how FCCLA shapes the lives of our students and empowers them to become change-makers, we invite you to explore our district’s archive of FCCLA articles. These articles highlight the remarkable achievements and contributions of our FCCLA members, showcasing their dedication to making a difference in the world around them.

For instance, you can read about a recent FCCLA service project: FCCLA students John Mackay, Melanie Olivas, and Rachel Ryu chose to break a cycle of trash generation– by building a recycling initiative.

Read about Sebastian Martinez, Maria Ramos, and Estela Garza’s Chapter and Review Portfolio project. The three worked together on a Chapter and Review Portfolio, compiling all of their FCCLA Chapter’s work this year to demonstrate how Timpview FCCLA met and exceeded FCCLA standards. They analyzed budgets, event metrics, community service projects, scope of work, term goals, and more to demonstrate how their FCCLA bettered the lives of those in their community. Or, click on one of the drop-down links within said article to learn about other participants and their projects.

In closing, we sincerely appreciate the dedicated teachers and advisors who guide and mentor our FCCLA members. Their commitment and passion are crucial in empowering our students to become confident leaders and compassionate citizens equipped to impact the world. Check in next week for another CTSO review article! If you want to learn more about FCCLA, we invite you to speak to your school counselor.

Spencer Tuinei
  • Communication Specialist
  • Spencer Tuinei