FCCLA is a national, non-profit organization devoted to preparing family and consumer sciences students for leadership and future career opportunities. Chelsea has 25 FCCLA members who have benefited from being in the organization. This year, 19 businesses and service organizations provided educational information to students during the Career Fair. Some of the vendors identified factors which could affect earnings, educational requirements, working conditions, occupational outlooks, and advantages and disadvantages to their chosen careers. This year’s career participants included My Econ Personal Finance Inc., Chelsea Fire Department, Cadence and Regions Banks, the FBI, and American Red Cross, just to name a few.
Earlier during the school year, FCCLA students teamed with Winn Dixie and handed out 100 loaves of bread to people in the community. They also prepared and served hot meals to 60 patients at Hope Lodge. Hope Lodge is a facility for cancer patients who need extended stay for treatment but not hospitalization. And in May FCCLA members will be participating in Relay for Life. The members of FCCLA are involved. The programs and projects are essential to a productive home and work environment. They are continuing to develop college and career-ready skills such as goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication.
Chelsea High’s career and technical education (CTE) programs provide students and opportunity to participate in two other student organization including FCCLA. To learn more about Chelsea ‘s FCCLA organization, contact Cynthia Walker, Family and Consumer Science Teacher or visit the national FCCLA Web site, www.FCCLA.com .