Local FCCLA Officers Receive Leadership Training
Ponca City Now - September 15, 2023 6:23 am
Pictured, front row from left, are Keyona Moore, Bella Cain, Yareli Sanchez and Emma Howard, and back row, Brody Miner and Ezra Lindell.
Six students from the East Middle School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter recently attended the 2023 Lead Conference.
The Lead Conference, one of 4 planned around the state, was September 6th at Stride Bank Center in Enid. Attending from East Middle School were Ezra Lindell, Brody Miner, Keyona Moore, Emma Howard, Yareli Sanchez, and Bella Cain.
“Lead Conference is a great opportunity for our FCCLA chapter officers to gain leadership experience, network with other officers in their region, and learn how to make an impact on the organization”, said Brittani Phillips, FCCLA State Adviser.
Shea Booster was the keynote speaker for the conference. Shea is a former National FFA officer and has traveled the country speaking to your organizations and motivating them to get involved and “get going” with what they love.
The 10 State Officers led the training, which focused on teaching the chapter officers how to be effective leaders in their schools. Each chapter officer attended a specific leadership track for their office.
Oklahoma FCCLA serves approximately 17,000 members in 400 chapters in both junior and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Known as the “Ultimate Leadership Experience,” participation in FCCLA national programs, competitive events, and chapter activities helps members gain skills for life and become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
FCCLA’s mission is “to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science education.” It is the only CareerTech student organization with family as its central focus.
FCCLA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech programs. It is affiliated with family and consumer sciences. The other six CTSOs are SkillsUSA (trade and industrial education), FFA (agricultural education), DECA (marketing education), HOSA (health careers education, Business Professionals of America (business and information technology education), and Technology Student Association (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).