It is a season of celebrations of seniors graduating from high school and college students finishing a year of courses. A phrase in FCCLA’s creed comes to mind…. “ We face the future with warm courage and high hope!” Members often say this phrase with added volume and enthusiasm during FCCLA Opening and Closing Ceremonies. It makes one smile because we realize that “courage and hope” are important for many reasons.
Hope is defined as -a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
It is a feeling of trust. Hope is wanting something to happen or be the case.
Hope is the state which promotes the desire of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or in the world at large.
Courage is defined as the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. As members head into the summer months, into a future job, college course, there is a hopefulness that your goals and plans will work out well.
MN FCCLA recently asked 807 members about how FCCLA has helped them with their future plans.
- 82% of those surveyed said FCCLA helped them with setting priorities.
- 87% said they were more confident in achieving.
- 84% said they are better at talking to people they do not know.
- 71% said they are better at meeting deadlines and expectations.
So as graduates and members head into the summer months- We wish you the best, knowing that FCCLA helped you gain some valuable skills, attitudes and knowledge.
You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
You’re the guy who’ll decide where to go.