Student officers from Hubert Middle School’s new Family,
Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter attended a training conference
on Developing Individual School Chapters with Vision, Energy and
Responsibilities (DISCOVER). The DISCOVER
Training was hosted by the Georgia Association of Family, Career and Community
Leaders of America (FCCLA) on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Camp John Hope in
Fort Valley, Georgia.
Over 500 members from over 80 chapters from across the
state attended this day of unique opportunities that informed and motivated
chapter officers and their advisers to explore opportunities available through
FCCLA. They examined new ways to help
them succeed in their families, careers, and communities. The weekend meeting was intended to increase
students’ knowledge of what it means to lead their local chapter and ways to
take this back to their own community.
Attendees participated in various sessions that included
ideas to take back to their local chapter regarding membership, community
service, middle school, national programs and competitive events.
“After attending the training, I gained a better
understanding about all the excitement and opportunities my adviser Ms. Johnson
shared with us,” said Ameera Washington, who is a 7th grade Hubert student and
new FCCLA chapter President.
For more information on Georgia FCCLA, visit
About FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that
helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal,
family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences
education. FCCLA has over 160,000 members and over 3,500 chapters from 50 state
associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has
involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among
youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school
student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and
chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families,
careers, and communities.