an opportunity for members to learn about the careers in public service
- Shadow a member of the state legislature for a day
- Any member may apply
- Officers, JHC, peer educators and members
- Officers are expected to apply as per their officer contracts
The objectives are:
- To increase a member’s awareness of state government and the political process.
- To see first-hand the elected officials work.
- To develop an awareness of current issues, especially those relating to families.
- To explore career options in public service.
- To educate local chapters, schools, communities about the impact of the shadowing experience.
This FCCLA program relates to FCCLA STAR Events as Advocacy, Career Investigation, Chapter in Review, Leadership, Promote and Publicize FCCLA, or any number of Illustrated Talks such as Global Call to Action with issues affecting our world.
National FCCLA Programs related to this opportunity would be:
- Career Connections: “Access Skills for Career Success” or “Integrate Work and Life”;
- FACTS: advocating for safer driving laws, better education for teen drivers, and “Speaking Up” to empowerment of teens to speak up for their safety;
- Families First: watching careers of public service as they “Balance Family and Career”;
- Power of One: “Speak Out for FCCLA”; and FCCLA public relations