STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:
- Cooperative—teams work to accomplish specific goals
- Individualized—an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
- Competitive—individual or team performance is measured by an established set of criteria.
STAR Events promote the FCCLA Mission to focus on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader. Each event is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. The belief that everyone can be successful is the foundation of these events. Cooperation and competition are stressed in positive, constructive ways. Respect and interaction between youth and adults are fostered by establishing teams of adult and youth evaluators and event managers.
STAR Events Demonstration Videos
During the 2013 National Leadership Conference, 48 STAR Events demonstrations were videotaped. These videos are available on the FCCLA YouTube and SchoolTube channels. Please note that the contents of these videos may or may not meet all of the current requirements of the events as outlined in the current 2018-2019 Competitive Events Guide, but can serve as a starting point for members new to STAR Events.
Online STAR Events
Online Events: have two participation levels. In Level I, participants submit their online, digital project for evaluation. In Level II, top scoring entries are invited to present their digital project, plus an oral presentation, at the National Leadership Conference.
STAR Events Recognition
Participants will receive national recognition items including achievement medals, certificates, and a press release for local media.