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Illinois Student Organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Holds Fall Leadership Meeting

Students from ALAH High School in attendance were: Addison Yeakel, Claire Seal, Regann Bowles, Perla Juarez-cuevas, and Kaylee Schrock. Adviser Ginger Voegel was also in attendance.

Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School participated in the Illinois FCCLA Fall Leadership Meeting held on October 12, 2022. The one-day conference was held in Charleston on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

This year, the students who attended the annual Fall Leadership Meeting could attend an array of workshops on current issues including social media professionalism, college preparation, healthy dating relationships, sports nutrition, healthy eating, team building, volunteering with the Special Olympics and a tour of the EIU Child Development Lab.

Mrs. Regina Birch of Alton High School provided the keynote address entitled Leadership in the Land of Lincoln. Attendees also participated in a community service project by donating travel size toiletries and restaurant & gas gift cards to the Illinois Special Olympics. The donations will be given to Special Olympic athletes and their families to use.

Every day the news is filled with negative stories of what young adults are engaging in. Yet, every day we also have thousands of young teens who are doing great and positive things. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recognize that teens can play an essential role in improving the lives of families, schools, and communities. Given our vast network of established chapters in schools, FCCLA provides a tremendous vehicle for young people to take on projects and activities in all areas of life. From youth violence to financial fitness and healthy lifestyles, FCCLA members are tackling issues that not only affect the world today but their future also.

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