9-11 Day of Service Action by MN FCCLA chapters

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A Day of Remembrance!

A day of remembrance and service by thousands of students in MN FCCLA schools resulted in many who many have not yet been born in 2001 to learn about the significance of 9-11. Chapters are reporting on their 9-11 service efforts and the impact on their school and community.

We honor first Responders always in harms way to service the public.

MN FCCLA lead efforts to honor veterans, remember military persons and families and to honor the efforts of first responders in their communities. Through the Youth Service America grant for Lead State Agencies, MN FCCLA is leading youth to understand the importance of service to their communities and world.

The World Trade Center rebuilt in New York City.

The 9-11 effort held in September will be the first of 3 large state-wide service efforts of MN FCCLA this year. We asked chapters to involve their school and community in remembering 9-11;

FCCLA leads efforts for students to do messages on postcards to send to military in Badger MN.

State FCCLA President Ananda visits a local Veterans Resource Center.   

 

 

 

 

 

New Ulm FCCLA Chapter  holds a

 picnic with activities for Military families. 

9-11 Day of Service

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MN FCCLA members are working to honor military families, veterans, and first responders as a part of the 9-11 day of remembrance.

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, America was forever changed. It has been 17 years since two planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City, but that tragic day, which served as a true test of the American spirit, will be remembered always. We honor our country’s resilience and the strength of the American spirit.

Minnesota FCCLA has received the Lead State Agency Grant from Youth Service America. This is a long standing honor we have received. (at least 20 years!) We are grateful for the national level recognition that MN FCCLA students engage many volunteers, make a difference in their communities and work for planning and meeting needs that they see. The grant this year as three seasonal effort that we are required to accomplish with at least 1000 youth volunteers in each phase to engage others in their projects. A September 9-11 effort honoring military, first responders, veterans.

To Honor Those Who Serve 9-11 Project”

Flyer-MN FCCLA Service Project Ideas for Honoring Military, Veterans or First responders

A “9-11” Service project of MN FCCLA Chapters

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”-Maya Angelou

PLANNING PROCESS-Your chapter could plan a 9-11 service project using a planning process.

IDENTIFY NEEDS:                    Step 1: What is the need?

SET A GOAL–                           Do something to honor those who serve.

PLAN:                                      Step 2: Form a Plan

ACTION:                                  Step 3: Take Action- Some ideas…

  • Involve your chapter members to write letters, cards. Use 8X 11 paper to create “cards” or ask MN FCCLA to send you a stack of postcards we have printed for this project.

https://www.operationgratitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Operation-Gratitude-Letter-Writing-PDF-Generalv2.pdf

  • Involve other students at your school, elementary classes, student body.
  • Honor someone who is a veteran in your community by writing their story for a newspaper article.
  • Do some school announcements about what the significance of 9-11 is to America. https://www.911memorial.org/anniversary-schools
  • Identify someone from your community who is active in the military now and send them care packages this year. Write about them for the school paper, chapter website or community newspaper.

ACTION: Step 4: Send box of letters or cards (not in envelopes) to Operation Gratitude, 21100 Lassen Street,  Chatsworth, CA 91311

ACTION/ FOLLOW UP:           Step 5: Fill out form to indicate your letter donation. Operation                                                       Gratitude asks that you fill out this online donation form.

Fill out a donation form for your mailed box of letters to Operation Gratitude

https://www.operationgratitude.com/product-donation/

FOLLOW UP:                           Step 6: Evaluate, Reflect

IMPORTANT! Send a list of the students volunteering for this project to MN FCCLA. (MN FCCLA needs to report names to Youth Service America in our reporting for the grant for GYSDAY)

9-11-01 “Never Forget”

 

Results from Successful State FCCLA Conference!

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Over 1200 Walks for Water exceeded the goal of 1000!

Over $1900.00 raised for water wells.

Hundreds of Gold Medal Star Events.

 

 

 

 

National advancers scrambling to attend National FCCLA Conference in June/ July in Atlanta!

New Area officers and State officers are anxious to start their year as a Minnesota FCCLA Officer.

 

Great speakers, workshops, fun sessions and fitness events during State Conference!

Thank you for your positive youth energy!

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!

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.

 

FCCLA Week- Say Thanks to your supportive persons!

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February 14th WEDNESDAY Say Thanks

Valentines Day is a great opportunity to take time to show your appreciation for those who have been an inspiration and support during your FCCLA journey. Send notes of appreciation to thank them!

 

 

 

 

 

Who in the FCCLA family of teachers, students or officers has influenced you positively?

The many faces of FCCLA have a positive peer influence on you to develop great character skills that will serve you in your future.

 

 

 

 

Leaders can motivate, inspire and give you support. Say thanks to those who come to mind!

Set your goals for Atlanta for National FCCLA in late June.

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We’re headed to Atlanta for National FCCLA Conference in June.

Students all across Minnesota are preparing their STAR Events, officer candidate applications and saving money to head to Atlanta in late June for National FCCLA Conference. Minnesota delegation will be staying at the Omni Hotel June 28—July 2. Memories are made from travelling to a National Conference!

What will the National Conference experience be like?

  • Starfish and STAR Events!
  • Civil Rights history and STAR Competitions.
  • Sghtseeing in Atlanta and MN State Meetings!
  • Omni Hotel next to CNN headquarters and Organizational Business meetings!
  • Trains, planes, taxis and buses.

There will be tons of opportunities to meet other members and advisers from throughout the country! You will have experiences in Leadership workshops and exhibits which will give ideas for your chapter projects. Seeing the sights of Atlanta which include: Civil Rights museum and some of America’s history, the Georgia Aquarium, one of the best in the world, lots of southern regional foods to try.

 

 

So start planning and raising your funds! Make it your goal to attend. FCCLA Fundraising Toolkit

GET READY FOR STAR EVENTS!

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STAR Events are just around the corner!

Check out the dates for Midwinter STAR Events to show what you have learned or done with your chapter. There are over 50 STAR Event opportunities in Minnesota for jr high, senior high and occupational categories.

January 16 Central East Area at St Tim’s church in Blaine.

January 17 SouthWest Area at Tyler at the Danebod Folk School.

January 24 SouthEast Area at Pine Island High School.

January 24 Northern Area at Lancaster HS.

January 31 Central West Area at Wheaton HS.

STAR Events are an opportunity to develop your 21st Century Process Skills such as Creativity, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Management, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Decision Making and Cooperative learning.

We look forward to the presentations that MN FCCLA members will be doing as an individual or as a team. STAR events are described on the Competitive Events page. MN FCCLA Advisers have been given the password.