2017 Capitol Leadership
Our 2017 Capitol Leadership conference will be held November 8 - 10 in Washington, D.C.
2016 Capitol Leadership in Washington, D.C.
120 FCCLA chapter members, officers, state advisers and chapter advisers convened in Washington, D.C. September 28 -October 1, 2016. Attendees met with their representatives during visits on Capitol Hill to discuss Perkins Funding, FCS and important FCCLA initiatives. Jane Lucas, Legislative Director for Senator John Thune of South Dakota, presented a session on advocacy to prepare attendees for their visits on Capitol Hill.
Before appointments with state representatives, attendees gathered in the Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building for a red carpet premiere of the docu-drama, The Student Body, from the award-winning director of Elephant in the Living Room, Michael L. Webber. Short Synopsis: When a brave high school student takes a stand against state mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a national debate, sparking a battle of wills between herself and high ranking government officials. For more information on the film click here.
Giving Back - King Arthur Flour sponsored a "Bake for Good" community service project during Capitol Leadership. Attendees made bread rolls from scratch that were donated to a local charity. Learn more here!
Former National Executive Council officers participated in a panel for youth leaders to discuss Career Pathways. These successful former officers talked about the impact FCCLA made on them while pursuing their careers. Students were able to ask questions of the panel during this informative session. The 1998-1999 VP of Membership, Conrad Lucas; 2000-2001 VP of Peer Education, Kim Atkins; and 2000-2001 First VP, Catherine DiGoia-Laird were on the panel discussion that helped tie FCCLA and career pathways together. Many thanks to our former National Executive Council Members who made time to talk with our youth attendees.
This year, we had exhibitors and colleges in attendance to talk with student members to help guide them through the post-secondary experience. All chapter and state advisers who attended were able to participate in professional development sessions. Industry experts and FCCLA partners presented sessions they could take home and implement in the classroom and on the state level.
Be on the lookout for information on the next Capitol Leadership meeting to help boost your state officers, chapter officers, and chapter members' leadership skills.
2016 Capitol Leadership Post-Meeting Press Release