The FCCLA Families First national peer education program through which youth gain a better understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members. Its goals are to: help youth become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow and strengthen the family as the basic unit of society.
To help members focus their projects, Families First offers five units. Members may complete projects in one or several units. There is no particular order to them; although, “Families Today” might be a good place to start. It covers topics that provide a general overview of families and related issues:
- Families Today – Understand and celebrate families
- You-Me-Us – Strengthen family relationships
- Meet the Challenge – Overcome obstacles together
- Balancing Family and Career – Manage multiple responsibilities
- Parent Practice – Learn to nurture children.
Colorado FCCLA offers two types of state recognition to chapters that complete Families First projects.
- State Project Awards: Chapters apply to showcase their hard work and innovative projects with the Colorado Program Award Application. The 1st place chapter honor may include cash awards and special recognition at the State Leadership Conference, online, and in Colorado Comments newsletter.
- State General Recognition: Individuals and chapters that complete a National Program project may complete the State Recognition for National Program Participation Form and receive a certificate of participation and special pre-show recognition at the State Leadership Conference.
- FCCLA Families First Info Sheet
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