Long hours, lots of laughs, youth and adults getting out of their “comfort zones” and growth happens!…. How does MN FCCLA Leadership Camp support positive youth development? What is going on within FCCLA’s youth development program???
Youth development is a process that prepares a young person to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his or her full potential. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.
Youth leadership is part of the youth development process and supports the young person in developing with skills, knowledge and developing positive attitudes.
Through FCCLA an officer can increase the ability to analyze his or her own strengths and weaknesses,
- At Leadership camp FCCLA Officers developed presentations and were evaluated, given feedback and can analyze “how to do it better” later at Fall Region Conference.
Through FCCLA Officers can set personal and career goals and determine how to pursue career interests through the organization’s program.
Through FCCLA Officers have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out.
Through FCCLA Officers gain the ability to guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinions and behaviors of others, and serveas a role model.
Youth development researchers and practitioners emphasize that effective programs and interventions recognize youths’ strengths and seek to promote positive development rather than addressing risks in isolation.