Get Ready for State Conference! National Conference deadlines!

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State Conference is just around the corner! We look forward to awesome youth presentations in STAR Events!

State Conference is just around the corner! We look forward to awesome youth presentations in STAR Events!

Speakers will motivate and challenge you to develop your leadership potential with the State Theme “To Leadership and Beyond! Speakers will include an awesome line up! Make sure your chapter is looking at the State Conference Orientation (On the Advisers Page of the website) to learn all about it!

Kyle Scheele

Kyle Scheele is on a mission to build a better world. Kyle has spoken to over 200,000 audience members in 45 states. His projects have been featured by outlets like Upworthy, Buzzfeed, WIRED, Fast Company, Mashable, Laughing Squid, MAKE Magazine, and more. Kyle says, “For me, my ideas usually involve bringing a smile to someone’s face or getting them to laugh when they’re having a bad day. But for you, it could be building a better school culture, inventing a life-saving medical device, or changing the way our society thinks about an issue. “

Battle of The Ages Garden Court -Thursday evening with Patrick Grady Enjoy an evening of light entertainment as advisers and members are asked to battle it out with their knowledge of music gendre. Patrick Grady is a motivational speaker and also State Adviser of Florida FCCLA. 

 Value Up! Mike Donahue We believe that students want to come to school and feel socially safe. They want to feel like they have value. School culture can be defined by simply asking what students are saying to each other when adults are not listening.  Young people do not sit home at night rehearsing and perhaps agonizing over what adults said to them during the day. They are replaying over and over what their friends and peers are saying to them.

Leadership Development is a Smart Career Move! Dr. Bruce Jackson

A national leader in developing leadership programs, Dr. Jackson is dedicated his career to the development of individuals, teams, organizations, and communities that seek to maximize influence, leadership, and change. Supporting to MN FCCLA with the C. Charles Jackson Foundation, (his father), Dr Jackson will inspire you to set yourself up for success.

Rhett Laubach Drawing from his multitude of profound and powerful lessons learn, Rhett’s ability to connect with his audience is second to none.  His unprecedented stage energy captures the attention of audience members, engaging them in lessons of leadership, motivation, and inspiration. 

Leadership In A Time of Chaos, Crisis, and Fake News!”   Vonn Banks You may have heard Vonn Banks speak, but you have not heard this unique message! Vonn Banks has worked with the highest military leaders, four Presidents and First Ladies in the White House, and knows about leadership in times of challenging times. Evelyn “Vonn” Banks recently retired from the military after 30 years as the senior most enlisted female in the United States Navy.  Today, Vonn Banks speaks to corporate and non-profit audiences around the country.  She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES FCCLA ! A personal highlight was the privilege of motivating the Minnesota Association of the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), a student leadership organization that focuses on youth, peer education and family. The relationship was born after a chance meeting on September 30, 2013, the evening before the Federal government shutdown. Banks met the State FCCLA chapter officers, who were in Washington, D.C. for a conference, when she visited the Lincoln Memorial. Her plan to formally deliver her retirement speech from the steps where Dr. Martin Luther King stood was thwarted by the pending shutdown.  “I knew if I came here, I would meet someone who could listen to my speech,” she said, and the bonds formed that evening continue today as Vonn returns to inspire FCCLA leaders.

Join the fun!

 

Looking for STAR Event Evaluators from Business and Industry and FCCLA Alumni

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Want to “give back?” or contribute to youth’s knowledge of your career expertise?

https://goo.gl/forms/XTiAmPNxSDloqaHj2

Submit you name with this link.

We could use your expertise as a team of evaluators for over 50 categories of STAR Events on April 19 or 20 in Bloomington, MN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19- Thursday afternoon or Evening- about 4 hours time .

April 20- Friday morning or Afternoon- about 4 hours time.

Go to this link to suggest or nominate yourself as a possible evaluator.

 

 

https://goo.gl/forms/XTiAmPNxSDloqaHj2

 

Looking for Talent! Get Involved in Contests

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MN FCCLA Trading Pin Contest-Design a pin design

 

 

 

 

Minnesota students at National Conference “trade” pins with other state delegates. These pins represent something special about their state. (About state flower, state shape, state tourist sites or something about MN FCCLA)

MN FCCLA Trading Pin Contest 2018 pdf

What?              Design a new pin for use as a trading pin at National FCCLA Conferences.

When?            Deadline for receiving submissions: March 29, 2018

Why?               Minnesota FCCLA we would like members to help in designing a new pin!  An                                appropriate winning design may be used for the 2018 trading pin. Trading pins are used as networking items at National Meeting where delegates trade with  delegates from other states. This means your design could be seen across the nation!

Who?              Any member is eligible to submit a design.

When creating your design, remember the following criteria. Make the artwork a good representation of our state, it’s special features, history or tourism. YOU MAY NOT USE TRADEMARKED ITEMS IN THE PIN DESIGN. (Logo of FCCLA is trademarked, other designs that have been copy written or have a trademark.)

See the MN FCCLA website (Advisers page) for more application details.

NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER

National Anthem Singer for First General Session

Do you have a chapter member who has sung the National Anthem for sporting or school events? Apply to be the singer for the State FCCLA Conference. Thursday, First General Session, April 19, 2018 4:30 pm Must be able to sing the anthem accapella or with a vocal music background tape. No PIANO is available.

National Anthem Singer Application

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Chapter

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Describe where you have sung the National anthem for an event.

Send a video or your singing the national anthem to Mya Christensen, State FCCLA President.

% Tammy Borman, RTR HS at tammy.borman@rtrschools.org

 

Shadow Day Shows FCCLA Members About Careers in Public Policy

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It was a great day for FCCLA students and officers to the State Capitol for FCCLA Shadow Day.

“I would LOVE to have a job like that- it’s soo interesting!”

“I would not like to have a job like that as it there are many controversies to deal with! “

“I have a lot to reflect on- it was such an interesting day!”

“I loved Shadow Day and cannot wait for next year to do it again!”

“State Legislators have to know a LOT about EVERYTHING!”

40 FCCLA members were scheduled to follow state legislators for 4 hours.  The responses were positive from students. Some legislators already expressed a desire to have an FCCLA member shadow them next year!

It is a great opportunity for the FCCLA members to talk about family and consumer sciences, CTEFCCLA opportunities one-on-one to state legislators and they all did a GREAT job of representing! Thank to everyone who made the day happen!

Global Youth Service Day is April 20-22,2018

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As a Lead State Agency for GYSDAY, MN FCCLA will be celebrating local projects and conducting an on-site service effort at the annual State FCCLA Conference.

Reasons to participate in service programs:

  • Have Fun!
  • Show how much you care!
  • Combine your passions and causes for impact.
  • Make yourself attractive to colleges and employers.
  • Apply learning in a practical way.
  • Spend time getting together with your good friends “doing good”.
  • Fulfil volunteer hours.
  • Collaborate with your community.
  • Celebrate what you’ve done.

Let’s finish with a strong season of service projects and bring the results of member’s work to show at the State Conference 2018!

Its deadline time! Time to register for State Conference, candidate applications and award applications due!

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It’s time- Get ready to be an active participant in the State Conference 2018!

So many opportunities!

  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Speakers who will inspire you
  • Workshops on National FCCLA Programs
  • STAR Events to show what you know.
  • Develop your skills in speaking, planning, writing, developing projects.
  • Activities for fitness like Zumba and Yoga.
  • Be part of the Walk4Water for a statewide service -learning project.
  • Celebration of service projects

It’s coming soon- Talk to your adviser about being a part of it!

“To Leadership and Beyond”….Become an officer candidate in FCCLA!

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What do you learn by becoming an officer in FCCLA?

Employers will be looking for people who can think on their feet, work well with other employees, have good work habits and can be creative thinkers. Being an FCCLA officer is a great way to develop your skills for speaking, writing, planning and organizing. Applying to become an officer is on the Leaders-Candidates page of this website. 

Officer applications are due February 28, so get started on your process!

Here’s a checklist of skills that an FCCLA leadership position would give you a chance to develop:
  • Advocating for yourself and your causes
  • Asking for help or advice
  • Brainstorming
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Facilitating a meeting
  • Handling office or school politics
  • Handshaking and networking
  • Managing a positive relationship with an employer
  • Persuasion
  • Resume writing
  • Articulating a position
  • Confidence in yourself
  • Creating presentation slides in a power point presentation
  • Poise to be a spokesperson
  • Projection of your “youth voice”
  • Receiving criticism and feedback as a team or an individual
  • Social skills to be able to work well with others
  • Conflict resolution of situations
  • Relationship building with others on your team or with networks of people
  • Team management as you accomplish group tasks
  • Attention to detail of your plans
  • Being motivated without prodding
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Project management
  • Punctuality
  • Self-starting
What leadership skills do you have now and what could you develop through FCCLA?
  • Being accountable
  • Budgeting for a conference
  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Coaching younger members
  • Maximizing your resources
  • Making decisions
  • Goal setting
  • Information gathering
  • Influencing others in positive ways
  • Meeting management
  • Planning
  • Politeness and positivity
  • Able to prioritize
  • Able to change your mind
  • Anger management
  • Patience
  • Perceptiveness
  • Problem solving
Most jobs require a degree of flexibility, and the ability to be willing to change. There are skills that will enable you to show employers that they have the flexibility required for success on the job.

Get ready for State FCCLA Conference 2018!

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To Leadership and Beyond!

April 19-21,2018 will be the dates of an awesome leadership conference for MN FCCLA.

Planned by the state Executive Council, members will experience awesome workshops, speakers and compete in over 50 STAR Events and Skills events during the 3 days.

Do you like activities such as Zumba, Yoga or Scavenger hunts? Then you are in luck! There will be lots to do and new friends to make.
The State Officers have planned active workshops on the National FCCLA Programs and will be conducting exciting General Sessions.
MN FCCLA Conference has been the favorite FCCLA activity for many of our members.

 

February 16th FRIDAY Unite in Red

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February 16th FRIDAY Unite in Red

It’s FCCLA Week!

Be Inspired by other members as we Unite in Red to show our FCCLA pride! Share what FCCLA red means to you and how it has provided you the confidence to succeed.

February 12 – 16th 2018 FCCLA Week #PromoteFCCLA #FCCLACareers #FCCLAisThankful #FCCLAImpact

 

 

MN FCCLA will be providing red jackets to Members attending National Conference for a 1 week rental fee. Qualifiers for the National Conference will learn about this on April 21 at the State Conference.

Officers will continue to be able to rent a jacket for the officer year.

February 15- Make An Impact Day!

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February 15th THURSDAY Make an Impact

Be an inspiration to those in your community by finding a need and making a difference in the lives of others! Plan a service event or a Lead2Feed project with your chapter.

FCCLA Chapters have been doing service projects that include support for their local Food Shelves.
FCCLA Chapters will be participating in the State Conference Service Project parade of posters to celebrate the work chapters have been doing in their communities. Be part of the celebration of service on Thursday General Session with the Service Parade.  Submit chapter delegate’s names on state conference registration per service project to carry an art foam board poster into the First General Session.

MN FCCLA has been chosen for Youth Service America’s Campaign (a competitive grant) for 2018 Lead Agency for GYSDAY. We will be celebrating service projects that FCCLA chapters have done and conducting a activity at State FCCLA Conference in partnership with We Day. That will be a Walk4Water.

WE Day– MN FCCLA is working to become an educational partner with We Day. State Officers have discussed a way to be involved in the Global campaign called Walk4Water. We are going to embed the We Walk4Water campaign into activities we will do during the State Conference. Chapter members will “carry water” to simulate how people in many countries access water. More details on the logistics of how your chapter members will be able to participate will be coming soon.

Why focus on clean water? Minnesota is a land of 10,000 lakes, so we often take water for granted.  But we now that globally, access to safe and clean sanitation facilities for both genders increases school attendance among teenage girls.

Education surrounding healthy sanitation and hygiene practices helps with behavior change in school children, whereby students are practicing good water use and sanitation behaviors. This also increases the knowledge of these practices among their parents and other community members.

 

Access to clean water improves the health of community members, creates healthier practices surrounding sanitation and hygiene, resulting in the reduction of waterborne diseases and provides a consistent source of water for drinking and food preparation. In fact, clean water is one of the most crucial and efficient ways to lift a community out of poverty.

Water is heavy. The World Health Organization recommends 20-50 liters of water per person per day for drinking, cooking and washing. That amounts to hauling between 44 and 110 pounds of water daily for use by each household member.

And in many places, water sources are far from homes. In Asia and Africa, women walk an average of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) per day collecting water. Carrying such loads over long distances can result in strained backs, shoulders and necks, and other injuries if women have to walk over uneven and steep terrain or on busy roads.

Clean water access allows girls to go to school instead of bearing the responsibility of transporting their family’s water. Clean water reduces water-borne illness and leads to better agriculture and access to food.

80% of illnesses in the developing world are linked to poor water and sanitation. Unsafe water, and poor sanitation and hygiene kill an estimated 1.7 million people annually.

600,000 children a year die from illnesses like diarrhea that are directly attributed to unclean water.

A study of water poverty in sub-Saharan African found that women and girls spend at least 16 million hours a day collected drinking water, while men spend 6 million hours.