State Project Thrusts
The statewide focus for community service projects are selected every two years by the State Officers. Called state projects goals, these topics are based on current issues in society and communities.
They provide an area of emphasis for planning a chapter's annual program of work and activities. By focusing on these topics, California FCCLA can make a coordinated impact in providing solutions for societal issues while also raising public awareness of California FCCLA.
State Project Goals
1. Power of 1: This State Project Goal helps students find and use their personal power. Members set their own goals and then create a plan of action to achieve them. FCCLA offers national recognition to members who complete all FCCLA Power of One Units. This honor includes special recognition on the FCCLA website and at the National Leadership Conference. Members must complete the Five Unit Recognition Application and submit it to their chapter advisor. The chapter advisor must then submit the member's name in the FCCLA Portal by the deadline. More information about Power of One can be found at this link: http://fcclainc.org/programs/power-of-one.php
2. Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety: FACTS is a national FCCLA peer education program in which students strive to save lives through personal, vehicle, and road safety. Teens work to educate adults and youth about traffic safety and support enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety. Youth leaders can help families promote basic safety attitudes that can last a lifetime. Through FACTS projects, students can reach their peers, children, and adults with traffic safety messages and activities. FCCLA addresses safety-related issues as an integral part of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Safety is an essential part of parenting and family roles and touches on child development, consumer issues, resource management, family services, personal and family wellness, interpersonal relationships, and more, all supported by the FACTS program. More information about the FACTS program can be found at this link: http://fcclainc.org/programs/factsfamilies-acting-for-community-traffic-safety.php
3. Financial Fitness: The FCCLA Financial Fitness national peer education program involves youth teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely. Through FCCLA's Financial Fitness program, youth plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers learn to become wise financial managers and smart consumers. Although the income of your typical teen is limited, they tend to spend a tremendous amount of money. The goal of Financial Fitness is to inform and inspire teens to sharpen their skills in money management, consumerism, and financial planning. FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete Financial Fitness projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. More information about Financial Fitness can be found on the National FCCLA website at this link: http://fcclainc.org/programs/financial-fitness.php
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