Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
The Worthington Senior High School FCCLA members are very active and involved with several projects during the year. It is the only organization with the Family as the Focus.
What do we do in FCCLA?
The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Through participation and organization of various service projects, meetings, and events, members are able to develop life skills such as, character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
To become a leader, you need to understand how to work with a variety of people, the National Families First program emphasis is to promote strong families and strong communities. Worthington Senior High FCCLA members get a chance to work out in the community with different activities they are involved with. Working with the Historical Society, the chapter carves pumpkins and works at Pioneer Village for a safe Halloween Night. In the winter the chapter plans a Saturday event to keep children occupied while their parents get a chance to take a break before the holidays. Other events include making Linus Blankets for children who have experienced a traumatic event, Pumpkin Pies for the Red Cross Blood Drive, and, with a grant from Delta Dental students handed out tooth brushes and tooth paste, provided a healthy snack and informed elementary students about healthy care for their teeth.
FCCLA members work hard and prepare for a STAR Event, which stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition. They can create a presentation on many issues of personal concern or strengths learned in class including healthy family skills, financial literacy, personal goal setting, preparing for a career, finding alternatives to violent behavior, traffic safety issues, nutrition and a being a healthy individual, fashion design, just to name a few. Students will then share their information at the local, region, state and national levels.
Welcome to the Worthington Chapter Service Project. This project focuses on our chapter encouraging newcomers to continue down a successful path at Worthington High School. With the help of our chapter, this year we are assembling “welcome packets” that contain school supplies to provide a starting point for the newcomers successful future.
Officers for 2019-2020
President – Mikdelawit Tilahun
Vice President – Kaylee Gerdes
Secretary/Treasurer – Ariadne Barrera
Advisor – Bonnie Bents
Chaperone – Emily Cowan