FCCLA Students Promote Family, Consumer Sciences Month
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:57PM

Two current members of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) at the Anderson V Career Campus, Brittany Dixon and Ciara Jones, both Juniors at TL Hanna High School, have decided to help promote March as signed by South Carolina Governor Haley, as Family and Consumer Sciences Month.  During the month of March, these members plan to carry out activities to promote the Family and Consumer Sciences programs at the Career Campus and show how Family and Consumer Sciences education can help students plan for future careers in Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism, Fashion Design and Clothing Construction, and Interior Design.
In an effort to promote and publicize FCCLA and the March proclamation, they plan on leading a campaign to inform students of the benefits of the courses taught at the Anderson V Career Campus in the Family and Consumer Sciences program.  The girls plan to give out brochures at both TL Hanna High School and Westside High School encouraging students to consider enrolling in a Family and Consumer Sciences course and then having the opportunity to become a member of FCCLA.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. FCCLA has more than 219,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by student members.  It is the only Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

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