Catskill’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter has been working on a Families First program for its national project this year. As part of this, Mia Gottesman, Catskill FCCLA publicity and membership officer, organized and ran a Families First Night on November 28th at the high school. Multiple families, members, and officers showed up to this event. This night was composed of four stations, all focusing on strengthening families in the community. The first station was dedicated to identifying each family member’s personality types by taking the Myers-Briggs personality test, the second station was a game of bingo with parenting qualities on the bingo boards, the third station was parenting and family trivia, and the fourth station was a workshop that helped families develop positive communication skills. After completing all of the stations, the families sat and ate together with food provided by FCCLA members.
“I’m really happy with how it went and I hope that FCCLA continues to do it in the future,” said Mia after the event. “All of the families in attendance really enjoyed the evening, and we are very excited with the success of this event and the potential for furthering this program in the future.”
Mia will be presenting the project at the NYS FCCLA Leadership Conference in March 2024.