Adviser Resources

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Back to School Release

Chapter Advisers are encouraged to download a copy of the Back to School Mailing. The Mailing includes important information regarding Fall Regional Leadership Meetings, the current Membership Campaign, and the current State Outreach Project. Plus it provides information about State Leadership Conference.

Chapter Bylaws

Your chapter should have their own bylaws. These will help you keep order, establish rules, and are usually required by the school auditor because you collect money. Use this Bylaw template to help write your chapter’s bylaws.

Promoting Your Chapter

Promoting your chapter with your school board and administrators is a very important part of what you do. Here are a few resources to share with your administration:

What is FCCLA? When explaining our organization to others, consider your audience. Students, parents, and administrators may need an in-depth answer. However the general public can have a short answer. Consider the following:

FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We are a national career and technical student organization that focuses on leadership development in career pathways through Family and Consumer Sciences and Related Occupations.

Linking Competitive Events to National Standards and Initiatives

Competitive events strengthen the Family and Consumer Sciences program by increasing student motivation and providing a framework for authentic learning experiences. This document, Cross-Walking STAR Events, positions each STAR Event and Skill Demonstration Event to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences, Common Career Technical Core Career Ready Practices, Career Clusters, 21st Century Skills, and the FCCLA National Programs.

Adviser to Adviser Leaders

Adviser-to-Adviser Leaders are instrumental in creating an adviser network in Pennsylvania and/or utilizing an existing network to assist state advisers with training and promotion of FCCLA. Through leadership, planning and training, Adviser to Adviser leaders are equipped with the tools to help motivate, recruit and retain advisers in Pennsylvania.

ROLES OF THE ADVISER-TO-ADVISER LEADER:

      • Challenge thinking

      • Guide discussions

      • Share ideas

      • Provide handouts/resources

      • Promote membership

      • Serve as a model

      • Network with advisers

Adviser Mentors

If you are interested in consulting with an Adviser Mentor, please contact Nadine Standley, State Facilitator at nstandley@pa.gov.