FCCLA can help with #adulting skills!



a new urban dictionary term is what FACS education and FCCLA is all about. The top definition of “adulting” on Urban Dictionary is: Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.

“We often use #adulting when doing the things that make us realize being an “adult” isn’t fun and we want to go back to the way things were when mommy and daddy took such good care of us– when they paid the bills, bought us food and called to make our doctor’s appointments.”

In the past year, the term “adulting” has increased in usage by 700 percent on Twitter.

These #adulting skills are addressed! Check out FACS Ed classes at high school or FCCLA programs. FCCLA has the programs and resources/ opportunities for youth to learn about topics for #adulting ….

  • Insurance, mortgages, payments= Financial Fitness

  • Healthy eating, eating out vs home cooking, fitness= Student Body

  • Friends, family, interpersonal communications, balancing work and family=Families First

  • Job interviews, resumes, =Career Connections

This video highlights the need for #adulting skills. https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/1079636055405186/

Source: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/what-is-adulting

Article posted by Mary Palin, July 2016





Wow!- was it ever exciting to see Minnesota FCCLA members on the National Conference stage getting an award and a check for their chapter!

In July 2015 we saw Litchfield Middle accept an award for National FCCLA Chapter Award for Families First Award with a project called “A Little Can Do a Lot”.





We also saw Goodhue Jr/ Sr win a Sr High Runner Up National Award for a Stop the Violence Project called “Kindness Campaign”.





FCCLA offers a multitude of opportunities for members. One of these is taking part in a national program and applying for an award. There are many different national programs that have awards that you may apply for. In fact 8 national programs have awards linked with them.

The process of applying for a national program award starts with your chapter completing a project that would fall within a specific national program. This project must be completed between March 1st and the following March 1st. Makcareercone sure that your project is unique so it will stand out from the others. Many chapters apply for these awards so you want to be sure that yours will get noticed.

The national programs that have an award are: Career Connections, FACTS, Families First, Financial Fitness,Leadership Service in Action, Power of One, STOP the Violence, and Student Body. Each progrLeadership_Service_in_Action (1)
am has its own requirements. The requirements may be found on the national website, www.fcclainc.org, under the national programs tab.

Once you have completed your project and you have decided to apply for a national program award, your next step factswill be to go onto the national website and click on the link that says Programs and then click on the next tab that says Awards. You will select the option that says Program award Applications. On this page, you will find a step-by-step list of how to apply for the national program award. It is very easy to follow and it also has a section of frequently asked questions to help you out along the way.

As stated earlier your project must be started and completed between March 1st and March 1st of the following year. The deadline to submit your chapter’s application to national headquarters is March 1st at 5:00 PM eastern time. The earlier you get your application in the better!

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Taking part istopn a national program is a great way to keep your chapter involved and also it could possibly get your chapter recognized on stage at national conference in July and also receive some money. It is a great opportunity and I hope that each and every one of you make it a goal to apply for at least one national program award this year!


Written by Courtney Heppler- State President




Jerrid Sebesta

What do FCCLA and Jerrid Sebesta have in common?

  • A family focus
  • Career success through hard work and setting goals
  • Financial Fitness

When you think about your future- will you have debt to pay for the things you buy? Will you have to work because you need to pay for your credit card bills? Will you have freedom to move? The ability to have financial freedom when you make decisions?finanfit

Financial Fitness National FCCLA program teaches members to learn Cash Control, Consumer Clout and applying financial skills to financing your future. Jarrid will bring a message of how Not to get tied into debt, and to live your dream!

Why did he leave KARE 11?  A popular meteorologist at KARE 11, he left that job when his contract was up. He said “family and lifestyle” were the main reasons behind his departure and while he enjoyed his time at the station, his work schedule, which included weekends, nights and holidays, kept him from many family events. He said it was “apparent” that a change was needed. “I looked back at my four years at KARE 11 and realized I could count on two hands how many family events I’d been to,” he wrote. “Sadly, the list was endless of the amount I missed.” He will contribute weather updates for BringMeTheNews’ radio network and website. Since selling their house in Maple Grove, Sebesta and his family have been living with his in-laws in southern Minnesota. Along with his work at KARE, Sebesta is known for starting the Twitter hashtag #BlameJerrid, which he encourages his more than 14,000 followers to use in blaming him for all their weather woes and whatever else they want to pin on Sebesta.FAMILY ON ORNAMENT

Financial Fitness National FCCLA program teaches members to learn Cash Control, Consumer Clout and applying financial skills to financing your future. Jarid will bring a message of how Not to get tied into debt, and to live the dream!

Jarrid will challenge you:

What do you want?“What’s your vision? What do you want for your life? What do you want for your business? What do you want for your job?”Once you know what you want, do you have the power to live it? In your current situation with your job, your career, your business, are you getting closer or farther from your dream?


National Award Winners X 5!


We have National FCCLA Program winners from MN FCCLA Chapters.

Congratulations to the following chapters who applied for National FCCLA Program awards and are honored with the award and monetary awards. These awards will be presented in San Antonio at the National FCCLA Leadership Conference. [Read more…]

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 You do not get 100% of awards you do not apply for!  
Just do it! Go for it!
These are marketing slogans of companies who encourage you to take a chance and make something happen! Funny how it works… You apply- you might win You do not apply and you FOR SURE will not win.
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Has your chapter done an awesome project or want a chance to be recognized in front of thousands of people?Your chapter should fill out the National Award applications found on the National FCCLA website. By filling out the national programs award applications, your chapter inspires others all across the United States to get involved.
How cool is that! Just think, if your chapter does a quality job at filling the application, you may have a chance to win money for your school. Rick and Lori at Nov ExecChapters enjoy looking at others to get ideas on how they can get their students excited about FCCLA. There are many National Programs you can apply for. They are: 
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Participating in National Awards opens many doors for your chapter. Hurry! The National Programs applications are due March 1, 2014. Talk to your advisor and log on to the National FCCLA Website and submit your applications  Good Luck!!!
See TIps for Writng a Good Application

Written by State Officer- Rick Osborne