FCCLA Members Begin Volunteering

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Ozark FCCLA students attend the Region 10 meeting at Silver Dollar City on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, is a club at Ozark Junior High with around 75 members, including both 8th and 9th graders. Advised by Mrs. Low and Mrs. Brockmeier, these students help the community they live in with different volunteer activities. They meet on the last Tuesday of every month in the FACS kitchen to discuss their upcoming activities.

“FCCLA is great for growth. Students are able to build their confidence and leadership skills,” said Mrs. Low, the 8th grade advisor.

The club hosted a back-to-school breakfast for the Ozark Junior High staff on August 13th. They cooked breakfast, served drinks, and welcomed the teachers to a new school year. On Friday, September 7th, members went to MSU for the Life Skills Fair where they learned how to handle money, be a leader, and much more.

FCCLA is not only a club, but also a way to meet new people and make new friends. “It’s a good way to help the community and everyone is really close so it’s like family. It’s good support and Mrs. Low is awesome,” said club member Shy Due.

This organization started out as Future Homemakers of America, or FHA, in June of 1945. It was later changed to FCCLA in 1999.