Here are your February #GoF#GoForTheRedND social media challenge! Congratulations to Sheyenne High School FCCLA and Williston FCCLA! Don't forget to use the hashtag and tag us in your #GoForTheRedND pictures!
You get the “ULTIMATE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE” you will have fun no matter what meeting you are attending, you make lifelong friends across your state even the world, you aware of being a responsible citizen, you make decisions and carrying them out in Star Events, you are awarded for your accomplishments, scholarship opportunities senior year, competitive Star Events, making a resume you can use after high school, the application process for future jobs, and most importantly you know learn how important family is to.
What does FCCLA mean to me?
FCCLA means the world to me. I have an amazing FCCLA chapter advisor that encouraged me to run for district president, and now state officer. She has taught me many things and I wouldn’t be in FCCLA if wasn’t for my amazing FCCLA advisor. FCCLA has given the greatest leadership experience that I will take with me as I start my new journey. I hope FCCLA will give you the experiences and the most fun you have ever had as it had given me the past five years. I hope you guys had a great FCCLA. See you soon!
In FCCLA, we say YES TO FCS! Why should we say yes to FCS? FCS is Family and Consumer Sciences and it teaches student key and valuable skills that they can apply to their lives now and in the future. FCS can teach students the relationships between individuals, families and communities. These skills can promote not only the skills that they are learning in school, but it also promote the personal growth that is gained from these classes. Since 2003, there has been a 24% decrease in FCS programs and enrollment in remaining programs around the nation. Programs are either closing or struggling to find qualified FCS teachers, so school districts are forced to find teachers who are not prepared for the work that FCS teachers have. FCS is very near and dear to my heart because I hope to one day become a FCS teacher and hopefully and FCCLA adviser as well. FCS plays a major role in FCCLA. FCCLA shows how anyone can take the skills they learned in their FCS classes and apply them to the real world. One of FCCLA's purposes is "To Promote a Greater Understanding Between Youth and Adults." This is my favorite purpose because this is true in all aspects. FCCLA has helped me with my public speaking skills, my communication skills, and has definitely made my confidence grow. I am a more confident and outgoing person because FCCLA has forced me out of my shell into a world that I have never seen before! Without FCCLA and FCS classes I would not be the person I am today. #FCCLAweek#SayYesToFCSFriday
Red stands for three things strength, courage, and determination. Which enables personal qualities leading to happiness through a positive self-image. FCCLA’s main color is red. This being said shows that we as an organization show strength, strength to own up to being student leaders in a time that is much needed to guide our youth generation to lead and succeed through helping our communities and families. We show courage through wearing our red that we can and will be the change, the change that says we all 200,000 of us will step up to the plate to make a positive impact on the ones around us. Courage to do what has never been done before. Courage to be that one in a crowd of thousands to say they will make a positive impact on someone's life. FCCLA gives teens around the country determination to lead and gain skills for their future. Skills of public speaking, advocacy, time management, caring for several causes, professional development, and critical thinking. Wearing red on Wednesdays unities us an organization to show that we believe in all of these things. Advocating for FCCLA is needed so we can recruit, retain and recognize our students who are going above and beyond in what we are asking of them! FCCLA not only benefits teens for their futures but has changed my life for the better. Before FCCLA I did not have a single clue of what I wanted to do with my life. As a freshman in high school at my first state conference I found FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising). I now know I want to start my own label and make clothing for people around the world. Not only have I found a future career that I am passionate about but it has opened a gateway to several different scholarships enabling my dream to actually attend this college. FCCLA has changed my life for the better. FCCLA has prepared me with different set skills and academic advantages which has shown me how to lead and succeed. Red Wednesday not only show cases our strength, courage, and determination but the red also shows off our love for FCCLA.
-Abbie Watkins, VP of Community Service
Lead2Feed is a national program that gets kids to come together to end hunger in their communities, or even expand from that. By getting people to donate food, Lead2Feed can give the donations to people that are less fortunate who can't get the nutrition they need. This is a big task that no person can do alone. Lead2Feed is a good way for students to interact with other people and work together for something really important. It takes a team to do this because of the process of getting the message out, getting the food, organizing and packaging the food and distributing it.
FCCLA has had a huge impact on how I have grown. Without this amazing organization I would not have the family like support and great friends that I have today. I have met some really great people within the past three years i have been a member. Before I started joining, and even my first year, I had a huge problem speaking in front of people and even talking to people. Now here I am, a North Dakota state officer, hopeing that this organization does to everyone what it has done for me.
-Ambria Hoover, ND FCCLA VP of Programs
Happy Media Monday FCCLA members! My oh my are you are looking fabulous today! Social media is a huge part of our lives. Nearly 2.1 billion people are on social media. That is a lot of people, and that is why genius FCCLA members use social media as a platform to reach other members. How does North Dakota FCCLA utilize social media? At the beginning of this year, we started our social media campaign #GoF#GoForTheRedND. Using this hashtag, members posted pictures of them and their friends wearing their FCCLA gear. Believe me when I tell you guys that it is NOT just your ND State Officer team that has noticed but also the National Officer team. It is incredible how social media can connect us in ways we never knew would be possible. Keep hashtagging your pictures with #GoForTheRedND especially during this very special week!
On a personal note, I love FCCLA and here are my reasons why:
1. Family- I have made many friends that have turned into family members throughout my time in FCCLA.
2. Career- I have learned and bettered my personal leadership and communication skills that will help me in my future careers.
3. Community- My community has supported me in ways I could never possibly thank them for but I have tried. FCCLA has provided countless opportunities to give back, and personally is one of my top three favorite things about FCCLA.
4. Leaders- It has been an honor to serve as a leader in this organization at the district and state level. It has also been interesting to watch the young members of this organization develop their leadership skills and to help them along the way.
5. America- FCCLA has given me the opportunity to travel to parts of the country and have an awesome time with my family (other FCCLA members). Thank you FCCLA for the countless opportunities to develop my leadership skills, meet new people, and give back to the people who support me in everything I do. FCCLA will always have a piece of my heart and its members will always be my family. -Lizzie Holzwarth, 1st VP ND FCCLA
To kick off FCCLA Week, North Dakota FCCLA will be presenting the 7 days of State Officers!
Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America. Family, in FCCLA family is one of our main focuses of this great organization, also family is one of the main reasons why I love FCCLA. My state officer team has grown to be my second family, we're all like sisters. FCCLA provides everyone with so many different opportunities to help out & work together in our communities through STAR Events, chapter service projects & so much more. I've always had a dream, a dream that one day I will leave a legacy of leadership. I want to be the best leader I can possibly be, not only in FCCLA but in everything I do. Being a leader is a key skill to have in life & FCCLA has helped me learn so many new leadership skills & has taught me so many great ways how to become the best leader I can possibly be. YOU are in charge of you & what legacy you will leave. What will yours be? Hope everyone has a fabulous week spreading FCCLA through your chapters & the state! Together lets make FCCLA week the best we possibly can!
-Abbey Wiedrich, ND FCCLA State President