October 10th and 11th, the FCCLA local officers traveled to Dallas at the Hilton Anatol for "Peer Education." This was quite an honor for our local San Saba group to participate in this special training. This training is made possible through a grant from our Lt. Governor Dewhurst and the Texas Education Agency.
There were only 700 students from across the State that were selected to be a part of this student-training program, which is a peer-to-peer outreach initiative.
Students spent two days training in one of six areas. Courtney Pryor, our local president, and Kayla Kutin, our local V.P. of Activities, received special training on "Stop the violence" to help with our bully project for the month of October. Jose Vega, local Vice President, and Diana Landeros, V.P. of Technology, spent their time learning about the importance "Financial Fitness" and why it is important that our youth have a solid foundation with their finances before leaving the nest. Ana Karen Guerrero, local V.P. of STAR Events, and Gisela Rodriguez, local Treasurer, were trained in "Above and Beyond" which is a youth program focused on environmental issues. They have already started applying their training to help them with "Earth Week" - which will be the week before Thanksgiving Break. Mckenzie Hibler, our local V.P. of Membership, partook in the "Alcohol Awareness" program to better inform students about the risks of alcohol poisoning. Katie Ross, local V.P. of Fund-Raisers, learned about "Childhood Obesity" and the dangers that children today are facing due to unhealthy eating habits and lifestyles. Kristin Reynolds, local Secretary, found out the importance of seatbelt safety, the dangers of texting and driving, and the many driving dangers that teenagers often overlook.
We will be applying and implementing all the training areas at school throughout the year. Some of the areas have already been put in place throughout the month of October, but look for many other events to be shared throughout this busy school year.