Imagine a massive hotel venue filled with nearly 7,000 conference attendees … 5,000 of which are teenagers! Sound like a recipe for chaos? Most definitely not! Red jackets, friendly smiles, courteous attitudes, and a sprit of enthusiasm were the name of the game this week at the national Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America conference in Orlando, Florida.
It was an honor and privilege for our LifeSmart team to meet the hundreds of teachers and students across this nation who visited our workshop and booth at the FCCLA convention. All of us at LifeSmart were filled with hope as we witnessed a new generation of leaders in the making, shaped by the principles imparted by such a dedicated group of FCS teachers. (FCS teachers reading this: You ought to be extremely proud!)
At a time when many schools are regrettably cutting back on life skills programs, it appears that FCS teachers are carrying the torch to develop these leadership attributes that our society desperately needs. Over and over, FCS teachers, your stories reinforced our view that our nation faces a life skills crisis that’s compromising student potential. It is a delight to partner with organizations like FCCLA and program leaders like you to counter this trend and holistically prepare students for a lifetime of leadership and success.
Let’s keep in touch! We would love to hear your thoughts about the conference, our workshop/resources, and key “hot button” issues or topics that are of special interest to you.
So, with that in mind…what did you think?