The Blanco chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas on April 11-13, 20132. The chapter members were among 3,500 delegates attending the three-day conference. The youth-developed theme, “Producing Leaders,” was carried out through tracks featuring a series of specialized workshops and general sessions in which members discovered ways to become actively involved in issues facing today’s youth.
Leadership Enhancement Opportunities (LEOs) are competitive events in which members participate at the region and state levels. There are 10 different LEO event categories in which members can showcase their knowledge and skills. The following members advanced from the Region V meeting to compete in the State LEOs: Callie Nance – Gold medal in FCCLA Creed, Mission, and Purposes, Selena Cortes-Guerrero – Gold Medal in Job Interview, and Maria Avila – Silver medal in Etiquette.
FCCLA is a dynamic youth organization that has the family as its central focus. The leadership skills gained from FCCLA are very beneficial to the individual, the family, the workplace, and the community. All BHS activities are centered on developing leadership skills in local members, supporting family ties, and volunteering in the community. FCCLA members have the ability to utilize knowledge gained through leadership experiences to develop a solid foundation for the future.