Marietta’s FCCLA chapter had a busy summer, attending several state and national events throughout their break from school. One of those events was the FCCLA Alumni and Associates Summer Leadership Summit held in June.

Kaitlin Harris, Ryli Wilkinson, Marshal Mansfield, and Emily Faulkenberry, along with over 100 other members from across the state attended the one-day event, which focused on building leadership skills. Workshops included competitive events, leadership, teamwork, national programs, and general FCCLA information.

"We learned how to work together with people we didn't know,” said Harris of the SLS. “It was fun meeting new people."

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, better known as FCCLA, is a national, nonprofit student organization that helps youth develop leadership and workplace skills to prepare for both college and careers. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members.

Participation in local chapter activities, as well as state and national programs helps members become strong leaders in their families, schools, communities, and careers.