CCHS FCCLA Members Attend National Youth Leadership Training

CCHS FCCLA Members Attend National Youth Leadership Training

Standing (L-R): Taeica Jones, Amy Mullican, Josie Woolsey, Natalie Miller, Monica Mitchell, Hayley Gannon, Connie Lorance (Advisor). Kneeling (L-R): Autumn Chatwood, Mary Talbot, Shelby Lovvorn, Lacy Neal, Shelbie Campbell.

Charlotte, NC – “To Be Continued…” marks the theme as youth from around the country gather at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2010 National Cluster Meeting, November 19-21, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eleven CCHS students  participated in a weekend of unique opportunities that has challenged, informed, and motivated members and their chapter advisers to explore opportunities available through FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience.  Members examined new ways to help them succeed in their families, careers, and communities.  The weekend meeting is intended to increase youth awareness about such areas as career exploration, family relationships, self-esteem, youth violence prevention, and current issues affecting teens.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (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. FCCLA has over 200,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is 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 the family as its central focus.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.