The 38 members of the Joseph chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) have been busy throughout the 2012-13 school year working on a variety of educational and community service projects.
Just a few of them include: organizing a thank you project to recognize businesses that support school activities, educating elementary students about the problem of childhood hunger and raising money for the No Kid Hungry campaign, collecting personal care items and money for Safe Harbors, exploring how to run a small business, helping younger students learn about diabetes and appropriate and safe use of social media.
One project, finished in time for National FCCLA Week last month (Feb. 10-16) involved members Trinity Whitaker, Mia Ritter-Whittle and Eleonora Pinna who put together and hand-delivered 50 sponsor thank you baskets as gifts to supportative businesses in Joseph. The baskets contained homemade cookies, a Joseph Charter School mug, a pass to a home game and other items.
According to the chapter, FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. It has more than 200,000 members and nearly 6,500 chapters in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience, unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus.
Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.