National FCCLA Cluster Meeting
30 Clarkton Students attended National FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Orlando, Florida
Clarkton Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter and nearly two thousand youth members and adult advisers recently gathered in Orlando, Florida, November 17-20th for the annual National Cluster Meeting.
“Students nationwide are graduating from high school feeling unprepared for college and careers,” says Sandy Spavone, FCCLA’s Executive Director. “FCCLA aims to address that issue by providing students with leadership training that teaches the soft skills many students are missing - skills that aid their transition into a successful future.”
Colleges and universities around the country are noting the successful impact of FCCLA’s youth leadership training. Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus President, Richard Wiscott, Ph.D. stated, “We find that FCCLA students are very well prepared for the college experience. Because of their involvement with FCCLA and the skills they’ve gained, FCCLA students exhibit good presentation and critical thinking skills in the classroom and tend to be more engaged in the community at large. FCCLA students are also career-oriented—a good match for success at Johnson & Wales University.”
Clarkton FCCLA also got to visit Cocoa Beach and Disney World as part of their Leadership experience. Many students had never seen the Ocean and some had never visited many of the States we traveled through to get to Florida.