Communications Calendar

2020-2021 Theme: Beyond MeasureBeyond Measure

Strive to go “Beyond Measure” of comparison. Challenge yourself to embrace your personal talents, skills, abilities, and career interests as you define for yourself what it means to “Be Me.” Use the 2020-2021 annual theme logo to identify what areas of your life you go “Beyond Measure.”

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 2020-2021 Communication Plan

  • Quarter 1: August/September/October

    Grow “Beyond Measure”

    Take your chapter’s membership to new levels by incorporating FCCLA’s Membership Madness Toolkit and help every student find their fit within FCCLA.  

    Action Items:

    • 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

    Influence “Beyond Measure”

    Place importance on spreading generosity, pouring into your passion, molding your relationships, and celebrating how your unique skills help others.

    Action Items:
    • 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

    Explore “Beyond Measure”

    Celebrate the impact FCCLA has made in equipping the next generation of leaders with real world skills to be college- and career-ready and successfully meet the demands of independent and professional living.

    Action Items:
    • 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

    Lead “Beyond Measure”

    Take your life to new heights through global impact, career preparation, leadership development, and personal professionalism. Create your own path as you use your skills and talents to be successful in your families, careers, and communities.

    Action Items:
    • 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.

Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.