National FCCLA Week
February 13th to the 17th is National FCCLA Week. General Brown FCCLA has been holding a
Spirit week to honor this tradition.
FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. We focus on leadership
development and community service. These skills are based on skills learned in Family and
Consumer Sciences classes. This year the chapter is the largest it’s been in 8 years since it was
reinstated with 32 affiliated members.
This year we have participated in 4 National Programs including Student Body, Power of One,
Families First, and Community Service. Community Service is our biggest focus. To date this
school year we have collected over 2,500 individual items to be donated to the following places:
- 45 period poverty kits to Happy Period North Country
- 42 fleece blankets to Child and Protective Services of Jefferson County
- 25 pet adoption baskets to Jefferson County SPCA and Dog Shelter
- 20 Infant and Toddler Baskets to Families in need
- 66 Birthday Cake kits for every backpack club student in the district
- 30 bird houses for Samaritan Summit Village
- Working with Key Club and National Honor Societies 100 stockings for senior citizens in our community.
In March, 10 students will travel to the State Conference in Callicoon NY to compete in 4 events
and serve as State Officers and Elects.