The Long County School System’s FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.
At the Discover Training workshop, students learned about ways to become better officers. At the Fall Leadership Conference, Maegan DeLoach and Kailyn Taylor completed a test to become Georgia FCCLA statesmen. The Fall Leadership Rally was designed to get students excited about activities and initiatives FCCLA has planned for the coming year. In addition to attending those functions, members also have taken on greater roles in the community and are encouraging students to get involved.
In August, the chapter launched a weeklong membership drive to increase numbers, allowing the group to make a bigger community impact. In September, the students gathered for the chapter’s monthly meeting.
In October, FCCLA members held a cancer-awareness night at the homecoming game in honor of Jackie Pattison and worked on their competitive-events project. Soon, they’ll be holding a seat-belt check to remind students to buckle up, and students will help with a fall carnival for the high school’s pre-K class.
One of FCCLA’s biggest projects this year is “Care Closet,” which gives underprivileged students the chance to speak with an advisor, counselor or anyone they feel comfortable with to make the adult aware of the child’s needs. For those who communicate a need, FCCLA keeps a closet stocked with supplies, such as hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies and more.
Currently, FCCLA members are accepting donations for the Care Closet. Anyone interested can call 545-2135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.