FCCLA Week is off to a great start in Utah! On February 4, 2016 the FCCLA State Officer Team had the wonderful experience of meeting with Governor Gary Herbert at the Utah State Capitol. While meeting with Governor Herbert, he signed an official proclamation declaring February 7-13, 2016 as Utah FCCLA Week.
During our visit we told Governor Herbert about FCCLA and advocated for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Family and Consumer Sciences. It truly was such an amazing experience speaking with Governor Herbert and teaching him about what FCCLA stands for and how our members are changing the world. As we were discussing FCCLA, he told us that First Lady Jeanette Herbert is very involved with issues regarding the family and they both believe in strong family values. He said she would be very impressed with the mission of our great organization.
We told Governor Herbert how FCCLA members all over the state are making a difference, and he was very impressed with the level of leadership FCCLA members exemplify. We also had the chance to speak with him about the importance of CTE in the lives of students, and how those skills are useful in everyday life.
Governor Herbert asked for our advice as to what he should say to the young people of our state, when he speaks to them. We told him how CTE classes and Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) can help to keep students in school and help to keep them from addictive substances or harmful behaviors.
Governor Herbert was so kind, and interested in the mission of FCCLA. Meeting with him was truly a great moment for Utah FCCLA, CTE, and Utah’s Youth.
FCCLA Week is a great opportunity for schools to promote and showcase their FCCLA chapters. FCCLA Week features the following themes each day:
Monday, February 8
Media Monday — media outreach/media blitz
Tuesday, February 9
Team Tuesday — partner advocacy
Wednesday, February 10
We Wear Red Wednesday — member pride/member recognition
Thursday, February 11
Thankful Thursday — #WhyWeLoveFCCLA
Friday, February 12
FACS Friday — support Family and Consumer Sciences, “Say Yes to FACS”