FCCLA Takes AIM At New Members
Some 300 Oklahoma Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students and advisors at the 7th Annual Take AIM (Active and Involved Members) Conference.
The Oct. 3 conference was held at Moore-Norman Technology Center's South Penn campus in Oklahoma City. The event is designed for first and second year members who are beginning their journey through FCCLA, the CareerTech student organization affiliated with Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Open to all FCCLA new members, the focus on young adults' needs in regard to leadership was led by presenter, Rhett Laubach from YourNextSpeaker, who engages students to step out of their comfort zone and get involved.
"The Take AIM conference is an action-packed event for new members," said Denise Morris, state FCCLA advisor. "Strong members make a stronger organization. Participants learn the basics about FCCLA and how to become an active and involved member."
Oklahoma FCCLA serves more than 12,000 members in 424 local chapters located in junior and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Known as the "ultimate leadership experience," participation in FCCLA national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
FCCLA is a dynamic national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through CareerTech's Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The organization is unique among youth organizations because it is the only CareerTech in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.
"Students leave the conference with a 'can do' attitude," said Morris. "They are motivated to make change happen in their chapters and communities. The beginning leadership skills they learn at Take AIM will carry them to future leadership opportunities in FCCLA."
FCCLA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech career areas. The other six include FFA and Agricultural Education, BPA and Business and Information Technology Education, HOSA and Health Careers Education, DECA and Marketing Education, TSA and Technology Engineering, and SkillsUSA and Trade and Industrial Education.
For more information about FCCLA visit www.fcclainc.org
For more information about the Oklahoma CareerTech system visit www.okcareertech.org
By Ann Houston
Communications and Marketing
Oct 5, 2011