FCCLA can help with #adulting skills!

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#adulting

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

 

 

VIDEOS TELL THE FCCLA STORY

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FCCLA members work together to create awesome video messages about their FCCLA experiences.

Here are some outstanding videos from the Area Leadership Video contests!

FCCLA is for Everyone! From Central East and the Litchfield Chapter

Why do you like FCCLA? From Southwest Area and RTR Junior

Congratulations on these chapter’s video projects.

 

It’s Fall-Remember to Affiliate Your Chapters by Nov 1

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DEADLINE FOR DUES
November 1 is coming! The dues deadline is November 1. Log on to the affiliation site and update your chapter information and enter names of members. After Nov 1, your services will not be as robust- so do your first affiliations by Nov 1 for full benefits.p1030374

Remember:

  • The spelling of Names is very important.
  • Grades are very important as it will link into STAR Event information later.
  • You can always add more names, but try to get your initial affiliation done by Nov 1.
  • Dues are $20 per member. Send the money to National FCCLA for all dues. They reimburse the state dues to us.

 

Lump sum membership is possible for Middle level and Urban membership of a large urban school district (such as Anoka- Hennepin or Msp, St Paul).

Give the gift of Membership to your students!

 

 

SEE FCCLA IN ACTION!

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FALL ACTION WITH FCCLA OFFICERS AND MEMBERS IS MAKING EXCITING LEARNING, EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND MEANINGFUL SERVICE A PART OF STUDENTS’ LIVES.

VIEW THIS VIDEO FROM FALL 2016 NORTHERN AREA

https://www.facebook.com/mnfcclanorth/videos/629067290605062

SCORE A BIG AWARD!

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You get awards Only if you APPLY!

Two Minnesota Chapters score big national financial awards!

 Minnesota FCCLA had 186 delegates attend the National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California. Two schools received awards at Nationals.

 

Wadena Deer Creek was the Student Body Program National Winner. Their project titled “WE Scare Hunger” was inspired by their local food-shelf. They wanted to help local families that needed help. The chapter got their message out by using social media about what they were going to do. They were going to go trick-or-treating for food items that theyIMG_8650 could give to their local food shelf. During that night the members received 640 pounds worth of food that they could give to their food shelf. For their follow up, the members gave a workshop to the people who donated about how their contributions helped their community.

 

 

 

IMG_8651Spring Lake Park was awarded two different awards. Their chapter was a runner up in the Career Connection category at Nationals. The chapter created a project called “Getting in Gears for Family Careers”. The members created a career/college fair which included jobs related to Family and Consumer Sciences. The career fair provided opportunities for the students to interact with workers in a specific job field. Spring Lake Park also was awarded $5,000 in charitable grants and $2,000 worth of technology products. This was awarded through Lead2Feed. Congratulations to these chapters for their amazing representation of Minnesota FCCLA!

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Mya Christensen, Minnesota State President-Elect

 

REFLECTIONS ON NATIONAL FCCLA EXPERIENCE

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2016 State Officer reflects on all that FCCLA has meant, especially the National Conference involvement.

by Courtney Dinsmore

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“As I reflect on this recent National FCCLA Conference event, going to National Leadership Conference was all about developing one’s self into the leader and person I know I can be. As a teenager on an adventure, it began with the airplane ride, but as a member it began with the opening general session.

The convention center was flooded in red as over 8,500 people made their way to the second floor pavilion. Walking through the pavilion was nothing but a maze of states. State Officers were standing up on chairs, holding the state flags, leading their state’s (songs) “rousers”. Each state announced their presence with their songs. It was unforgettable, and maybe even better than last year in Washington D.C.
As a past state officer, I stood in front of 1,800 members. The national officers stood in front of over 8,500, flawlessly reciting scripts full of announcements and awards. That alone was mind blowing to me. Members as a whole recited our creed with the national officers. We are many individuals on many different journeys, but we united as one on this week. [Read more…]

Celebrate!

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Minnesota FCCLA is 70 years old this month.

The important work of family and consumer science education is played out in the student organization FCCLA.  Happy Birthday Minnesota FCCLA! Our charter was June 1946. Birthday banner 70th horizontal

For 70 years the organization has provided young people the support, experiences and opportunities to become exemplary leaders in their communities, families and careers. With foundations in youth development practices, advisers (Family and consumer sciences teachers) have used their professional expertise to guide thousands of young people toward meaningful careers and leadership positions. Why does FCCLA work? Our surveys show that 85% of all FCCLA members are more hopeful about their life in general. Over 75% of all STAR Event participants say they can better communicate with others. FCCLA is making an impact in the lives of our members.IMG_7857

Here are some of the reasons FCCLA works.

 

Asset theory- The more assets a young person has (both internal and external) positively affects how a students is able to do conflict resolutions, have a sense of purpose, and feel support from caring adults. FCCLA helps to provide many of the asset building activities in their lives. For more information on asset building, see www.search-institute.org.

Building social capital- No one does everything for themselves. Those who are successful are connected with others who support them. FCCLA helps introduce young people to resources, networks of supportive people (alumni, other advisers, their peers) who can give them advice, react to their projects and STAR Events, and help them belong.IMG_8132

Maslow’s Theory of self actualization- Abraham Maslow said that belonging is important. People are motivated to achieve certain needs.  Every person is capable and has the desire to move up the hierarchy toward a level of self-actualization. A need to belong is met with FCCLA chapter involvement. The growth of self-actualization refers to the need for personal growth and discovery that is present throughout a person’s life. For Maslow, a person is always ‘becoming’ and never remains static in these terms. In self-actualization a person comes to find a meaning to life that is important to them.IMG_8016

FCCLA can provide students with experiences that help them toward becoming self-actualizers. Working in teams, on competitive events, on projects in FCCLA can provide youth members with opportunities to experience many of these qualities.
  1. They perceive reality efficiently and can tolerate uncertainty;
  2. Accept themselves and others for what they are;
  3. Spontaneous in thought and action;
  4. Problem-centered (not self-centered);
  5. Unusual sense of humor;
  6. Able to look at life objectively;
  7. Highly creative;
  8. Resistant to enculturation, but not purposely unconventional;
  9. Concerned for the welfare of humanity;
  10. Capable of deep appreciation of basic life-experience;
  11. Establish deep satisfying interpersonal relationships with a few people;
  12. Peak experiences;
  13. Need for privacy;
  14. Democratic attitudes;
  15. Strong moral/ethical standards.

Some resources:

http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html#classroom

Maslow, A. H. (1943). A Theory of Human MotivationPsychological Review, 50(4), 370-96.

Maslow, A. H. (1954). Motivation and personality. New York: Harper and Row.

Maslow, A. H. (1962). Towards a psychology of being. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Company.

Maslow, A. H. (1968). Toward a Psychology of Being. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company.

Maslow, A. H. (1970a). Motivation and personality. New York: Harper & Row.

Maslow, A. H. (1970b). Religions, values, and peak experiences. New York: Penguin. (Original work published 1964)

 

The important work of family and consumer science education is played out in the student organization FCCLA.  Happy Birthday Minnesota FCCLA!

 

FCCLA Days in MN!

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Did you hear? Governor Dayton has declared April 14-16 FCCLA Days in Minnesota!

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In memory of Lois Hagel-Retired Director of HERO

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Written by Wendy Ambrose

CNN news was airing a show about “Who has influenced your life?”. Reporters were telling who had encouraged them and who had been mentors to them. MN FCCLA lost a special lady this week.

For many years, I worked along side Lois Hagel as she was the Director of MN HERO. In the early years of the we worked together in the Dept of Education building when it was 550 Cedar Street. We worked together at Inver Grove Heights in an elementary school classrooms where all the CTSO Executive Directors worked from. We shared a lot of conferences, national meeting travel plans and worked with students and teachers in FHA (FLA), HEART and HERO and FCCLA. When you work long hours and situations of conference “stress” you come to know another person pretty well. Yellow was her favorite color in flowers.lovely_flowers-t1

Lois was fun to work with, and worked with integrity, optimism, and sincerity. Lois has been remembered by many facebook posts as a gem, a special lady, a true good hearted person, a caring professional, dedicated and “sweet lips”. If you came to her with a problem, she always made you feel you were listened to, even if she could not solve your issue. She had a special way of customer service. She cared about everyone- it did not matter who you were. She cared. Her husband Leroy was a true friend to the organization also as he helped with conferences, offering his carpentry and wood working skills as fixing things, and for me “dog sitting” or whatever was needed.

Lois will be missed and she is a fine example of the “Encourage the Heart” exemplary leadership trait. She was a wonderful example of the family and consumer sciences’ teacher spirit. Her husband Leroy said “Lois’s heart was always in her work and a scholarship in her honor would be a wonderful way to honor her memory.” We honor her memory with a scholarship fund for MN FCCLA students to be used for national conference funding. More details will be available soon for an online donation site for this scholarship and checks can also be sent to MN FCCLA at PO 131386, Roseville, MN 55113.

The Service celebrating Lois’ life will be Jan 28, Thursday at 11:00 am at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Medina, MN. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am.

Link to the service information:

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/memsol_data/2280/1737216/1737216_2280.pdf

 

 

FCCLA’ers! -We challenge you to use your workshop presentations skills, service learning skills and earn a Delta Dental mini grant. Deadline is January 21.

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Can you educate about oral health?

Can you provide speakers, classes or workshops about oral health or health issues?

Can you provide training for connecting health and the opportunity gap or achievement gap?

Can you bring awareness to eating nutritious meals and snacks?

 

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IDEAS ARE LIMITLESS!

Turn a fun workshop into a “Mickey and Minnie” learn to brush their teeth day for your elementary school classes.
Use Lead 2 Feed National Outreach Program as a guide to develop leadership and serve others.
Help lower income families gain oral health care by working with your local dentists.
Do a BAN CANDY DAY to talk about the effects of sugar and sticky candies on teeth and oral health.
Educate your student body about the amount of sugars in food.

Get ready to apply for a delta dental mini grant.

The deadline is January 21, 2016

https://mnyouth.net/work/serve-a-smile/

Mini grants allow youth some resources to do a service project.

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation focuses its community investment efforts on programs that promote the health (particularly oral health) of individuals, families and communities.  The Serve a Smile program empowers youth in helping to create happy and healthy smiles through service in their own schools and communities. There is an ongoing need in our state to better address community health issues.  Serve a Smile, in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) and our collaborating partners Minnesota Alliance With Youth and the Minnesota chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), offers youth from across Minnesota the chance to develop a service project that makes a healthy difference in the places they live and learn.SAM_4423

Application is an online application on the MN Alliance with Youth Website.

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MN FCCLA is a Lead State Agency with Global Youth Service Day in 2016.