LRHS FCCLA president Morgan Kirchman (l) leads the club in a workshop
Corinna Lunsford – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) focuses on competition and community service, but this year they have added a new aspect called workshops.
An FCCLA workshop is where a chapter works on a national program. These national programs include “Families First,” “Power of One,” “Stop the Violence,” “Student Body,” “Community Service,” “Financial Fitness” and “Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS).”
The workshops encourage members to get more involved with FCCLA at the state and national level. Wednesday was the LRHS FCCLA chapter’s first work shop when the students worked one the program, “Power of One.” This program’s objective is to have members make a positive change in their families, careers and communities, one goal at a time.
Chapter officers worked with members to set goals and form a plan to execute them.
New member senior Hailey Souders, senior, went to the first workshop, “Walking into my first workshop with FCCLA, I was a bit unsure, but by the end of the whole thing, I really enjoyed myself and the club even more.”
Chapter president Morgan Kirchman, junior, was excited for this new change.
“This year we are going back to some of our original principles such as business meetings, but having them every other week can get boring, so to mix it up I implemented workshops,” she said. “I would call our first workshop was a big success. We played an ice breaker called ‘Ditto’ which was fun and was a chance for everyone to bond. It was some of the members first look into what FCCLA does.”
Kirchman encourages everyone who is curious about FCCLA and what it does to come and try it out, everyone is welcome.