Who has the POWERto make your dreams come true? You do!
Your unique thoughts, ideas, and energy give you POWER. Use that positive POWER to get more from your life.Your POWER can lead you to newskills and special accomplishments.
Power of One helps you find and useyour personal POWER. You create a project just for you. You set goals for yourself, then work to achieve them. And you see results! You’ll have new experiences, learn about yourself, and feel pride in reaching a goal. Plus, you can earn recognition from your FCCLA chapter and the state and national organizations.
The skills you learn in Power of Onewill help you now and in the future in school, with friends and family, and on the job.
Power of One is for you! Have you ever thought about a special goal? Maybe you would like to develop better study habits, cope with a physical challenge, get along with family members, improve job skills, become a leader—or any other personal goal.
Power of One is for you!You select the goals most importantto you, then create a plan of action to meet them.
Each Power of One project fitsin one of the five units:A Better You—improve on a personal trait Family Ties—get along better with family members Working on Working—explore and prepare for careers Take the Lead—develop leadership qualities Speak Out for FCCLA—tell others about the organization
Power of One offers theopportunity to— Examine issues in depth Work alone and at your own pace Tackle personal projects Explore a special interest Learn to set goals and make decisions Develop leadership skills Expand on knowledge and skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences Receive recognition for your efforts
Make your goals come true withPower of One. Its as easy as-- 1. Choose a personal concern 2. Create a plan 3. Carry out steps to meet your goal.
WHO can participate in Powerof One? Any state and nationally affiliated FCCLA member can take part in Power of One.
WHAT is a Power of Oneproject?A Power of One project is an individualactivity you create to reach a personalgoal. Your project should relate tosubjects taught in Family andConsumer Sciences and FCCLA.Projects must involve in-depth effort.
WHAT is a Power of One project? (cont’d) Each Power of One unit includes suggested projects. Feel free to adapt a project to your needs or develop your own project. Make sure your project relates to the unit and has been approved by your FCCLA adviser. A project used in other FCCLA activities may be adapted for Power of One as long as it is an in-depth individual activity. For example, if you do a project on family councils in the Families First program, you can use parts of that project again in the Power of One unit, "Family Ties," by holding family council meetings at home.
HOW MUCH TIME do I haveto spend?You have no time limit and canwork at your own speed. Youshould set a date for when you willcomplete your project. Your FCCLAadviser may give you a deadline.
HOW do I do Power of One? Getting started is easy. Just choose a unit that interests you. You may want to do all five units some day, but choose just one to start. The units do not have to be completed in any particular order.
Then follow these steps for each Powerof One project: Identify a personal goal Plan a project using the five-step planning process Meet with your adviser and/or an evaluation team Complete your project Submit the project to your adviser and/or evaluation team Be recognized by submitting forms at local and state levels.
You may do other units in the future. If you change schools or advisers, you may take your FCCLA records with you and pick up where you left off.
WHO can help guide mein this project?You may have a one- or two-person evaluation team to guide you through your Power of One project.Your team can help you select an appropriate project, put you in touch with useful resources, and evaluate how well you achieve your goals.
An evaluation team may simply be your adviser, or your adviser and anotherresource person. Your team members may be other FCCLA members or adults. They should be people you feel comfortable with, since you will turn to them for ideas and help. You are not required to have an evaluation team.
Power of One RecognitionA Power of One project offers many rewards. Youll have new experiences, learn about yourself, and develop useful skills. Your project(s) can add to your learning and become part of your student portfolio. Your hard work will also be recognized at three levels--local, state, and national FCCLA.
LocalYou or your adviser may purchase arecognition item for each Power of Oneunit you complete. Items may beordered from the FCCLA emblematicsupplier, API. These items areavailable to order through the FCCLAWeb site, www.fcclainc.org.
Different colors represent each unit.The colors for each unit are:A Better You--White Family Ties--Blue Working on Working--Gold Take the Lead--Green Speak Out for FCCLA--Red
Your chapter may plan special recognition for members who have completed Power of One units, such as placing notices in the school newspaper or giving helium balloons, stickers, or ribbons.
StateAsk your chapter adviser how to apply forPower of One recognition in your state.Many states recognize members whohave completed all five units; some honorthose who have completed fewer. Aftermembers complete all five units, somestates award certificates at their statemeetings; others mail certificates tomembers.
Contact your state adviser forinformation.State advisers contact information isfound in the "Membership Map" sectionof the FCCLA Web site, www.fcclainc.org.
NationalAfter you submit the Five UnitRecognition Application for staterecognition, your state adviser willinform national headquarters by April 1if you have completed all five units. Yourmembership dues must reach nationalheadquarters by March 1 for you toreceive national recognition.
• Members who have completed all fiveunits and submitted an applicationthrough the state adviser will receive aletter of congratulations from nationalFCCLA. This letter can be a valuableaddition to your student portfolio.
Power of FCCLAPower of One is just one of many nationalFCCLA programs. Your Power of Oneproject may lead you to become involvedin another program. Or, another programmay spark the idea for a Power of Oneproject.Each Power of One unit lists relatedprograms. Here is an overview of thenational FCCLA programs, tools, andfocus areas.
Career ConnectionsLearn how to explore careerpathways and skills for successin families, careers, andcommunities.
Community Service AwardTake action in your communityand discover the difference youcan make.
Dynamic LeadershipTry new leadership experiencesand investigate exciting topicsthrough interactive participationin various activities.
Families FirstDiscover how you canstrengthen family relationshipsthrough this national peereducation program.
FACTSFamilies Acting for CommunityTraffic Safety helps put the brakeson impaired driving and trafficcrashes. Through peer education,help your friends arrive alive andlover the number one cause ofdeath for youth in America.
Financial FitnessHelp your peers make, save,and spend money wisely to befinancially fit.
Japanese Exchange ProgramExperience another culture anddevelop independence while livingwith a Japanese host family.
Leaders at WorkEnhance your job skills and gainvaluable on-site workexperience.
Power of OneGive yourself the power to makea positive change in yourfamilies, careers, andcommunities, one goal at a time.
STAR Events(Students Taking Action withRecognition). Earn recognition forproficiency and achievements inleadership and job-related skills.
STOP the ViolenceEmpower youth with attitudes,skills, and resources torecognize, report, and reduceyouth violence.
Student BodyHelp your peers eat right, be fit,and make healthy choices.
For more information on FCCLAprograms, visit www.fcclainc.org or call 703-476-4900.
Each of us has the POWER to fulfill our dreams. It only takes one person to make a wish come true. That person is YOU!