At Nemaha Central Schools, the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter is part of a national career and technical student organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in family and consumer sciences education. In addition to the activities the chapter participates in, the group also organizes fundraisers to support organizations within the area.
On Monday, December 29th, Mika Schmelze and Emily Feldkamp presented NCTC with a generous donation on behalf of the NC FCCLA chapter. The donation of two Kindle Fire tablets with memory cards, and a $100 Amazon gift card was made possible through the proceeds from a recent soup supper and cake raffle. Individuals with intellectual and development disabilities served by NCTC will utilize the tablets to improve their access to technology.
In addition to the donation, Mika and Emily will also volunteer their time to assist individuals served by NCTC in advocacy efforts as part of their FCCLA STAR project. STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Mika and Emily will assist members of the NCTC Legislative Advocacy group as they reach out to their legislative representatives to share concerns and advocate for support.
Nemaha County Training Center Inc. (NCTC), established in 1975, is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization supporting individuals affected by intellectual/developmental disabilities in Nemaha County. For additional information on services provided by NCTC or to learn how to support NCTC, visit our website at nemahactc.org.