Programs are the core - the "meat and potatoes" of FCCLA. Each of these programs is designed to integrate in to the Family & Consumer Science curriculum. Click on the program title below for more information, project ideas, and resources to help you with them.
The Five Star Chapter Award is designed to recognize chapters that plan a well-rounded program of activities for the year. Recognition will be awarded to chapters who complete projects and activities in five of the following eight areas:
In order to receive recognition, please submit the application to Michigan FCCLA by March 17, 2013. This state chapter award also ties in with several of FCCLA's Programs: Financial Fitness, Student Body,
Families First, Stop the Violence and Power of One.
Learn how to link options and skills for success in careers, families and communities. Through individual, cooperative and competitive activities, members discover their strengths, target career goals and initiate a plan for achieving the lifestyle they desire.
Every community needs concerned citizens to address the problem it faces. As family and consumer sciences students, FCCLA members have developed skills that can make their communities better. FCCLA promotes and supports community involvement. Chapters could win a cash award by identifying a need and developing an innovative community service project.
Leadership is one of the most discussed and written-about topics in today's society. From global leaders to classroom students, everyone needs leadership abilities. Leadership enables individuals and groups to make a difference in areas that matter to them.
Basic safety attitudes are formed early in life. Parents teach children powerful lessons--many of them through example. When parents wear safety belts and bicycle helmets, children learn to do so too. Children learn their attitudes about drinking and driving in the family as well. And when you think about it, traffic crashes affect families and communities
Through the Families First peer education program, members learn to be strong family members. In the process, they improve families' ability to nurture socially, emotionally, mentally and physically strong, healthy individuals. These are the types of leaders America needs to address the challenges it faces today and tomorrow. Stronger families mean stronger communities for all of us.
Financial Fitness is a national peer education program that involves teens teaching teens how to make, save and spend money wisely. American teenagers make and spend a tremendous amount of money. Financial Fitness helps teens use their money to get what they want and need.
Full scholarships are available for sophomore or junior FCCLA members to spend six weeks in Japan, living with a family, and experiencing another culture.
Leaders at Work is a FCCLA national program that recognizes members who create projects to strengthen leadership skills on the job. Leaders at Work motivates students to realistically explore career options. Through on-the-job experiences, students develop transferable skills. These skills contribute to success across a broad range of career fields.
Power of One is a self-directed program. Members set their own goals, work to achieve them and see the results. The skills members learn in Power of One will help them in school, with friends and family, in the future at college or on the job.
STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and occupational preparation. STAR Events offers individual skill development through the following: Cooperative--teams STAR Events work to accomplish specific goals; individualized--members work alone to accomplish specific goals; and competitive--individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria.
STOP the Violence - Students Taking On Prevention is a comprehensive, national FCCLA peer-to-peer outreach initiative that empowers young people to recognize, report, and reduce the potential for youth violence in their schools and communities.
Taking a look at your peers reveals that many teenagers are not physically fit, have poor eating habits and are often bothered by lack of self-esteem. The teen years are an ideal time to establish lifetime health attitudes and habits. Teen-to-teen idea and information exchanges are quite successful in accomplishing changes in attitudes. Student Body gives teens the facts and incentives they need to build a healthy body today and in the future.