2021-2022 Theme: Make it Count
Life is short, time goes fast, and days are limited. It’s up to you to choose how you can make every moment meaningful. Use the 2021-2022 annual theme to challenge yourself to set goals, embrace experiences, learn new skills, take ownership, and live every day with intention because you only get one chance to “Make it Count!”
February is Career and Technical Education Month
Each year, FCCLA joins the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the entire CTE community to celebrate CTE Month! During the month of February, ACTE encourages everyone to explore and learn the amazing accomplishments, achievements and contributions of career and technical education (CTE) professionals, students and alumni with the theme "Opportunities for Career Success."
FCCLA 2021-2022 Communication Plan
Quarter 1: August/September/October
Membership Recruitment: Make it Count!
Grow your chapter’s membership by incorporating FCCLA’s Membership Madness Toolkit and help every student find their fit within the FCCLA family.
- Invite potential new members to an informational FCCLA chapter meeting and provide incentives to attend.
- Include a brief overview of FCCLA and information on how potential new members can get involved within your school’s newsletter, website, announcement board, etc.
- Design a bulletin board promoting FCCLA and post pictures of previous years FCCLA activities and accomplishments on social media.
- Complete the Membership Madness application.
- Host informative FCCLA membership table display at back to school night.
- Share your FCCLA skills and experiences with your school board to gain support and recognition.
Quarter 2: November/December/January
Community Service: Make it Count!
Focus on improving your family, career, and community through volunteerism. Not only will students make a positive difference in the lives of others, but they will see changes in themselves as well.
- Plan a community service project to address a cause that is important to you.
- Snap a photo with your family and share your favorite holiday traditions on social media.
- Create a fundraising project to support FCCLA and involve community members.
- Send personalized holiday cards to inspire FCCLA members, advisers, and supporters across the country.
- Plan and prepare a meal with your family and share the recipe and pictures/how-to video on social media.
- Design a poster of your New Year goals and steps on how you plan to achieve them.
Quarter 3: February/March/April
College- and Career-Readiness: Make it Count!
Celebrate how FCCLA and FCS education has equipped the next generation of leaders with real world skills to help prepare students for future educational and career opportunities.
- Celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in your school and FCCLA promotion of CTE.
- Implement FCCLA Week activities and show your FCCLA spirit by using FCCLA Week hashtags and tagging @NationalFCCLA on social media.
- Apply for FCCLA’s scholarship opportunities.
- Host a career fair at your school to highlight FCCLA’s four Career Pathways and showcase how real world skills gained through FCS education prepares you for career success.
- Job shadow a professional in a career field that interests you and share your experiences at a FCCLA chapter meeting.
- Prepare a summer budget and savings plan and track all your expenses and savings throughout the summer.
- Apply for FCCLA’s National Programs program awards.
Quarter 4: May/June/July
Leadership: Make it Count!
Discover the leader in you and use your voice to inspire others. Take your leadership skills to the next level through global impact, career preparation, leadership development, and personal professionalism.
- Seek ways to use sustainable resources; encourage and educate your classmates and community to do the same.
- Write a resume and cover letter using the skills learned through FCCLA and apply for a summer job.
- Volunteer at your school’s or community’s student summer program to teach students about different college and career options.
- Apply to have your FCCLA story featured in FCCLA’s 2020 Teen Times Fall Issue.
- Create a training curriculum to prepare your new FCCLA chapter officers for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Attend FCCLA’s 2020 National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. and soar “Beyond Measure.”
- Stay connected with FCCLA by becoming a part of FCCLA’s Alumni and Associates.