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BD FCCLA attends national conference

Brenna Meyer, Elizabeth Ohlde, Emily Folkerts and McKenzie from the Bruning-Davenport chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference held November 11-12, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Attendees participated in a weekend of trainings and sessions that challenged, informed, and motivated members and their advisers to become leaders through FCCLA. Along with more than 3,000 other members and chapter advisers, Bruning-Davenport  FCCLA chapter adviser, Debra Albers and Jodi Meyer accompanied  the members to the meeting.

The “Raising the Bar” theme was reinforced in the opening general session by guest speaker Gerald Jones who inspired attendees with his motivational message, “Rising up to Lead” and encouraged attendees to make the most of their powerful leadership potential.

Saturday’s agenda included training in FCCLA’s peer education programs such as “Raise, Amaze and Praise” which encouraged members to recruit, retain, and reward, and R5 who encouraged student to accept everyone for who they are.

Keynote speaker John Beede “The Climber Guy,” combined powerful success lessons with incredible adventure stories John’s integration of his outdoor adventure stories and his powerful success strategies will encouraged students to attain a new level of personal achievement. The group returned home on Sunday afternoon.

Denver is one of four nationally sponsored training conferences this fall.  The National Cluster Meetings are designed to allow local students and teachers to take advantage of high-quality leadership training opportunities. Meetings will also be held in Buffalo, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and Minneapolis.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience 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 more than 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 state associations and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 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.

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