Monday, January 25, 2010

Grants received for FCCLA Projects and Chapter mini grants for GYSDAY available

MN FCCLA has received funding from United Health Heros grant funds to combat obesity sponsored by Youth service America in support of GYSDAY. This will help FCCLA work on peer education strategies for the Student body project of Eat Right, Be Fit and Make Healthy Choices.

MN FCCLA as a led state agency for Global Youth Service Day is offering mini grants to chapters through the generous support of Delta Dental Foundation. The application is available on the Website for advisors to access. Mini grants may be up to $1000 for projects that chapters and youth organizations develop for Global Youth Service Day. Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service event in the world and will be held April 23-25, 2010.

State Exec Council develop exciting State Conference plans

The State Officers and advisors are excited to host the 2010 FCCLA State Conference, April 15-17, 2010 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel with the theme “Life’s A Canvas… Create It!. The MN FCCLA Conference is a quality youth-led leadership experience. We expect youth leaders from 100 schools, their advisers and chaperones to attend. Qualifying regional STAR Events conference are being held in 8 locations in the state in February. State Officer Candidates, Regional Officer Candidates, Junior High Representatives, and State Peer Education teams will be elected and installed.
Speakers will include Sam Glenn and Greg Lenn. Workshops and speaker sessions have bee selected and will include learning about the Outreach service project with Children’s Miracle Network, the National Road Safety Foundation, Youthrive, learning about economic realties of food choices, distracted driving laws, public relations, Leadership 101 and Senator Amy Klobachar (invited).
Budget Ball, an interactive way to learn and play a game about budget realities will be done on Thursday with chapter representatives. A passport of Financial Fitness information will qualify delegates for an interactive Inflatable obstacle course .” A huge obstacle course will be set up on Friday for qualifying delegates to experience. A delegate interactive area will be new this year.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The State Officers and their advisors participated in several Service learning activities over the weekend. The State Officers marched in the St Paul Martin Luther King Day Rally, March and Assembly at Central High School and Concordia College in St Paul. The March was a replication of the Historical March from Selma, Ala to Montgomery, Alabama in the days of Martin Luther King. We heard speakers and challenges. One message was to pull up the droopy pants because that originated in the prisons for inmates and does not have a positive youth development message. Other messages were to stay in school and finish your education. At the Assembly at Concordia, three of the state officers met Governor Pawlenty who was there to speak. They told him about FCCLA and the service work that they do. He said to them; "Thank you for your leadership and service!” A part of the day was visiting Second Harvest Distribution Center and volunteering to fill food bags, ( We filled over 900 2 lb. bags of rice) and learn about “Hunger 101”, a simulation workshop. The challenge was to take a case study of a family situation and find the money, food shelf help or assistance to get food for a family for the day. Most situations were eye opening and the amount of paperwork and the challenges for families was mind boggling.
The MN FCCLA Association, as a lead state association for Global Youth Service Day is kicking off the Season of Service with Martin Luther King Day! GYSDAY is APRIL 23-25, 2010.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

State FCCLA Leadership Conference April 15-17

The State Executive Council is planning for an awesome youth leadership event April 15-17, 2010 in Bloomington, MN. We expect to see awesome speakers, leadership training sessions and engage 1300 youth in service projects, STAr Events and leadership training. Look for updates on the website

MN FCCLA is a State Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day April 23-15. Plan now to do a service project in your community. GYSDAY is the largest service-learning event in the world. Find more informaiton on website.