Families First

This national program helps members to build and share skills for a strong family life. Members can enjoy fun, hands-on experiences in five different units:
• Families Today
• You-Me-Us
• Meet the Challenge
• Balancing Family and Career
• Parent Practice

National Awards: Top Middle School – $ 1,000; Top High School – $1,000; Runner-Up Award – $500

Click the button below to link to the national FCCLA website section with additional information on the program awards application process.

Awards from Virginia FCCLA

The Virginia Association recognizes those chapters that submit the complete program award application online to national FCCLA by their March 1 deadline. Names of the submitting chapters are printed in the state conference program and appear on the screen during a conference general session, attendees receive a program ribbon for their conference name badges, and the chapter receives a program award certificate. Click the button below to open a document with instructions and information on Virginia’s program award process.

Direct questions about Virginia’s recognition for national programs participation to Deborah Will at debbiewillFCCLA@comcast.net.

Congratulations to:

Page County High School – 2022 National Families First High School Winner
James Wood High School – 2022 National Families First Runner-Up

2022 Virginia Award Winners in Families First

Blacksburg High School
Buckingham Career & Tech Center
Burton Center for Arts and Technology
Carroll County High School
Central High School – Shenandoah
Colonial Forge High School
Culpeper County High School
Eastern View High School
Gate City High School
Grayson County CATE Center
James Wood High School**
Lake Braddock Secondary School
Luray High School
Mountain View High School – Shenandoah

Mountain View High School – Stafford
Page County High School
Page County Middle School
Patriot High School
Robert E. Aylor Middle School
Rockbridge County High School
South County Middle School
Spring Hill Academy
Strasburg High School
Stuarts Draft Middle School
Turner Ashby High School
Wilson Memorial High School
Woodgrove High School

** 2021-2022 mini-grant recipient from Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation

The Japanese Exchange is part of the FCCLA Families First program. Members may receive a full scholarship to spend next summer in Japan. They will live with a Japanese family and visit famous sites. This scholarship is available to FCCLA members who are high school sophomores and juniors.

Because of the worldwide pandemic, this program has not been available. Normally, the application is available from the national FCCLA website and is due to Youth for Understanding and FCCLA in early January. Detailed information will be available from national FCCLA as plans evolve. That information can be accessed at: http://www.fcclainc.org/programs/japanese-exchange.php

Carl Sandburg Middle School
Families First Project