Three students from Bloomfield Community Schools FCCLA recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Workshop. The event was held this year at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney, Nebraska and featured over 530 students from all corners of Nebraska.
All students at this event heard from members of the state officer team, the state peer officer team and other chapter leaders about state and national programs, leadership development, and chapter management.
This year, Nebraska FCCLA has challenged all 100 chapters to complete a “Battle of the Belts” community service project. We want to make Nebraska a safer place for all of our members, advisers, families and communities by promoting seat belt use and safe driving habits, such as avoiding driving under the influence. Nebraska FCCLA is part of the Drive Smart Nebraska Coalition, which includes various agencies and organizations that provide resources and speakers to support the conference. These include: CHI Health, Nebraska MADD, Project Extra Mile, Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, National Safety Council – Greater Omaha Chapter and Teens in the Driver’s Seat.
The Nebraska Army National Guard presented their H.E.A.R. project, which is a bullying prevention program for youth. Nebraska FCCLA continued to future college and career readiness by connecting with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies to explore various options in the career field.
As members of the chapter bring this information and training home, they are looking forward to implementing it in a variety of ways.
FCCLA 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. Nebraska FCCLA has more than 3,000 members in 100 chapters across the state. For more information about FCCLA, please visit www.nebraskafccla.org.