South Dearborn FCCLA Learn Community Service Through In-Class Projects

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 11:45am

By South Dearborn High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, news release

Students have also been working on the Lead2Feed program, which aims to end local and global hunger.

South Dearborn High School FCCLA students ejoying a dessert on FCS Dine-In-Day. Photo provided.  

(Aurora, Ind.) - Students at South Dearborn High School are continuing to learn community service and family values while completing in-class projects during the second trimester. 

This past Monday, December 3rd, 2018 was National Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Dine-In Day. The focus of this day is to celebrate the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Founder Ellen Swallow Richards through promoting the benefits of students and families preparing and eating healthy meals together. FCS Dine-In Day this year has a special focus on the emotional and social aspects of family mealtime.  

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Students in the Interpersonal Relationships Class along with FCCLA Members celebrated FCS Dine-In Day. After eating school lunch together, students and FCCLA members enjoyed a device free dessert during classes in the afternoon. Students we’re instructed to turn off ALL devices and screens, but they could remain plugged in if needed, and that this did not have to be a specific meal, nor does it have to be one meal. Students also learned that 93% of parents think conversations at family meals are important for talking about things happening in their children’s lives (AAFCS Study #DeviceFreeDinner Campaign).  

Students have also been working on the FCCLA Lead2Feed National Outreach and Leadership Program. The Lead2Feed student leadership program is the nation’s leading and fastest growing free service learning program, attracting more than a million students in 3,500 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Aligned to standards and 21st century skills, Lead2Feed is making a huge difference in participants’ lives and the programs they create.

This free service learning program nurtures a new generation of leaders while working to end local and global hunger. Each year, student teams compete for a chance to win over $275,000 in charity grants and $150,000 in technology grants for schools. The best part is that the work of your chapter and any prizes benefit your community.  

Students will continue to work on this project during the rest of the trimester, and culminate with a class community service project during the winter months. 
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. 

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