Sidney Busbey, Tanda Usrey, Kaela Booth, and Lexi Hiberd, members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter of Colbert High School, were four of 53 FCCLA members from across Oklahoma who participated in the organization’s Rookie Camp June 14th-16th at Camp Tulakogee.
One of the main purposes of the three-day camp was to expose FCCLA members to the opportunities found with membership in FCCLA. Members also sharpened their leadership and communication skills, according to State Adviser Denise Morris.
Rookie Camp is sponsored by the Oklahoma FCCLA Alumni Association. FCCLA college alumni facilitated the camp.
FCCLA helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues. More than 11,000 students on Oklahoma high school and technology center campuses are members of FCCLA.
“FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members,” Morris said. “It is the only CareerTech student organization with family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.”
The co-curricular CareerTech Student Organization, FCCLA, is an integral part of the Oklahoma CareerTech System and supports family and consumer sciences education for students in grades six through post-secondary. FCCLA is one of seven CTSOs affiliated with CareerTech career areas. The other six are FFA and agricultural education; Business Professionals of America and business and information technology education; HOSA and health careers education; DECA and marketing education; Technology Student Association and science, technology, engineering and mathematics and technology engineering; and SkillsUSA and trade and industrial education.
For more information about FCCLA, email Denise Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-743-5467. For more information about CareerTech student organizations, visit www.okcareertech.org/students/student-organizations.
Submitted by FCCLA.