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


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


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.





Looking for Talent! Get Involved in Contests


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 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




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


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


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!

Get ready for State FCCLA Conference 2018!


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.


MN FCCLA is a 2018 Lead State Agency for Global Youth Service Day!


We know the impact of youth service is huge!

For over 18 years, MN FCCLA has lead service-learning efforts for Global Youth Service Day in April. This is a competitive grant from Youth Service America to become a Lead State Agency.

We encourage chapters to start planning service efforts to benefit their communities, schools and the world. Starting with Martin Luther King Day in January and ending with GYSDAY April 19-21 during the State Conference we will be recognizing the efforts of Chapters and members to develop and carry out service learning efforts.

Minnesota FCCLA is currently challenging chapters to make an impact in their local communities!

This year during the Minnesota FCCLA State Conference, students from chapters that have completed a Service Project STAR Event will receive on stage recognition. All students are asked to bring in a display board of pictures, data, and research of the project that they’ve worked very hard on this year. This is an excellent way to show the other chapters what you’ve done this year. It’s also a good opportunity to get ideas from other chapters to see what STAR Event projects you might want to part-take in the upcoming years. Show off your service projects to the whole Minnesota State Leadership Conference this year with our service parade.



Massen Kunerth

Minnesota FCCLA

State VP of Service



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.

Spice Up Your Year and Choose a Chapter Theme!


Engage your chapter in coming up with a chapter theme for your year- something that happens at each meeting, or something that you celebrate each month……

As most of you know, every year the Executive Council comes up with a new year-long theme for Minnesota FCCLA. This year, we are encouraging chapters to think of their own individual year-long themes or individual themes for each meeting. You may be wondering where to start or what you can do for a theme. The great part about this is that your chapter can choose almost anything they want for a theme or themes for meetings as long as they are FCCLA appropriate.

There are so many different options for theme ideas, and the fun part is working together as a chapter to make it creative and fun.


You could base it off of music genres, movies, TV shows, sports, holidays, and much more. As I stated before, this can be one theme for the whole year or a new theme for each meeting. The important part is to incorporate this theme or themes into your chapter’s meetings through decorations, activities, and whatever else your chapter can come up with.

Chapter themes are a great way to spruce up your meetings and attract more new members. Don’t be afraid to take plenty of awesome selfies that show your themes and post them to social media with #MNFCCLA! We love to see your great photos! We hope you have fun creating your themes and have a great rest of your school year!

By Johannah Nielsen, MN FCCLA Vice President of Marketing

Amazing State Conference with excellence everywhere!



Great STAR Events, showing that MN FACS students are learning and showing their skills and knowledge in creative ways.

Amazing Service projects that inspire us to do more for our communities and people in need.

Great state and National level successes with awesome projects to earn recognition and resources to continue your good work.

Thank you parents, chaperones and alumni who gave of your time.

Continue your good work in your communities and in your spheres of influence.

You Dared to Explore! You are amazing.

“Pie in the Face” to Raise Funds at State Conference


MN FCCLA is a State Lead Agency 2017 for Global Youth Service Day. April 21-23, 2017.

We will be celebrating youth service at state conference.


The signature celebration events will occur in local chapter’s communities with a MIRACLE MINUTE campaign to benefit food shelves in your area.

What is a Miracle Minute for Service?

During April 21-23, 2017, MN FCCLA is asking all Chapters to conduct a Miracle Minute or a Miracle day at their school in sponsoring a Lead2Feed effort for helping the local food shelves in their area.

  • What could you do?
  • Collect coins and donate all to your local food shelf.
  • Write announcements about Miracle Minute and the facts about food insecurity and hunger in your area
  • Develop a class challenge for prizes on which classroom or grade donates the most. Give prizes.
  • Find a “celebrity “ in your area to help you market the effort.
  • Challenge a neighboring FCCLA chapter to outdo your effort.
  • Collect cans of food and make a visual display in your school.

“Pie in the Face” to raise funds for these two causes will occur at state conference.

A benefit for Kelley Leibold and Olivia Wicklund family will occur as we help two former state officers who are challenged with health situations. As we pass around the buckets at general sessions, the donations will go to these two officers who have set up Go Fund Me accounts for their situations .We will divide the donations equally to these two former state officers.

About Kelly: November 29th, 2016 we found out that Kelly has a 5 centimeter tumor in her bottom right side of her brain. It has been causing her extreme dizziness, slight loss of control on her right side, headache, and nausea. Kelly has been unable to work for the last few weeks and needs to be able to pay basic home amenities along with her medical bill. Any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated!  Support Kelly Leibold as she finishes proton-beam radiation this February and starts chemotherapy in March. Proceeds raised go toward Kelly’s medical and living expenses.

About Olivia:
 My mom, Beth Wicklund, has been diagnosed with severe, early-onset subcortical dementia. My family has watched Beth’s father, my grandfather, pass away from severe dementia. We know this illness. We know our lives are now forever changed. We know the struggle ahead. That is why, on behalf of my mom and dad I am asking for help. My mom is only fifty-two years old. This diagnosis been an ongoing process and a daily struggle. After insurance, her medical bills are totaling $15-20,000. After losing my mom’s income, the rest of the family struggles to make house payments, car payments, copays on prescriptions, lunch account for my fifteen-year-old brother, hotel to stay down at Mayo Clinic for further testing, etc. Payments are long passed due and my dad could really use some relief as soon as possible (although he is too stubborn and grateful for the people that have already helped us immensely to admit we need help). I know there are many good causes to give too. I’m sure there are families that are scared and hurting even more than we are, but I am creating this fund because I am finally willing to admit that I am scared and I am hurting for my parents and what the future may bring. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my family’s story. If you are unable to donate, your prayers mean everything to us as well.

Celebration of Service Projects- At State FCCLA Conference. Parade of Service Projects at the Thursday General Session.

Signature Event– A Miracle Minute campaign in April in your FCCLA communities to benefit food shelves.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA)  will to use service –learning to address many teen issues. We will develop youth-organized workshops, conferences and projects in 5 Areas.

Youth will lead peer education efforts to influence their peers to inspire other teens for healthy family meals, community issues and local, state or global problems.

We will partner with other programs to bring information and inspiration to their peers in workshops and assemblies and develop service-learning programs around these issues for children, near-peers or their peers.

“Demonstrate what they know” in MN FCCLA STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) presentations before an evaluation team.




State Conference 2017- Opening Session on March 23.

We are seeking a National Anthem singer to apply for this honor and duty.



Submit your name and a video or tape to the State FCCLA office by February 10.

A selection will be made from nominations we receive.