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”

 

National Conference Successes!

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TOP IN THE NATION!

The following Minnesota FCCLA students placed #1 in the nation in their STAR Event categories. Over 7000 attended the National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this month.

Congratulations everyone!

#1 Advocacy Senior James Drewicke and Lillian Olson– Herman Norcross HS
#1 Illustrated Talk-Jr Jerica Warrington-Waconia Middle School
#1 Advocacy Junior Anna Woidyla- Oaskis HS

Placing in the top five:

#2 Chapter in Review Sr Portfolio Emma Wajda-Spring Lake Park HS
#2 Leadership Sr Mya Christensen– RTR HS
#2 Teach and Train Jr Amber Findlay-Wheaton HS
#2 National Programs in Action-Jr Kai Drake– RTR Junior
#3 Career Investigation Sr Nadine Musa-Spring Lake Park HS
#4  Chapter in Review Display Jr Madee Benda-Goodhue HS
#4 Nutrition and Wellness Jr Greta Lee-Badger HS
#5 Chapter Service Portfolio Sr Cody LaValley-Stenbeck and Clara Schmidt, Cambridge HS
#5 Entrepreneurship Sr Katherine Konold-Minneota HS
#5 Food Innovations Sr Natalie Bot and Tara Thooft-Minneota HS

 

Placing in the Top 10 in the nation in STAR Events were:

Career Investigation Jr Jennifer Findlay- Wheaton HS
Career Investigation Sr Matthias Kunerth-Fulda
Chapter Service Project Display-Jr Rachel Arends, Lillian Bitker, Lauren Nelson-Ada Borup
Chapter Service Portfolio Jr Supriya Patel-Spring Lake Park HS
Environmental

Ambassador Jr

Rileigh Hughes, Haley Mostad– Kelliher HS
FCCLA Chapter Website Sr Binh Nguyen-Eastview HS
Interpersonal Communications Jr Kadeyn Keller, Hailey Von Ende-Badger HS
National Programs in Action-Jr Dawsen Bloom, Chase Christensen– RTR Junior
National Programs in Action-Sr Molly Krog-Minneota HS
Say Yes to FCS Education Emily Schmiedeberg– Lancaster HS

Minnesota FCCLA members in National STAR Events competitions in Atlanta, Ga.

   48 Gold medals

   46 Silver medals

   10 Bronze medals

 

 

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!

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

Name:

Chapter

Grade:

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!