What is the Peer Education Training?
The training is an opportunity to be a part of Texas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapters that are taking on one of five program areas and becoming certified FCCLA Peer Educators. The five program areas to be addressed are: Community Service-taking action in your community and discovering the difference you can make; Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS)-supporting safe driving amongst teens; Power of One – giving yourself the power to make
a positive change in your families, careers, and communities, one goal at a time; STOP the Violence –Students Taking on Prevention - empowering young people to recognize, report and reduce youth violence; Student Body – addressing the Healthy You, the Fit You, the Real You, and the Resilient You. Chapters can use the projects and information learned in their 2018 –
2019 competitive event, if they would like.
When, where and how much does it cost?
The training will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 6 - 7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel, 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX, 76201; (940) 243-3799. Registration will be open from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the first session will be from 4:30-10:00 p.m. on Saturday with a break for dinner. Sunday will begin with a morning vesper service at 7:30 a.m. The peer education meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m.
The registration fee is $20 per student/advisor. FCCLA will cover the cost of sleeping rooms for Saturday night as well as Sunday’s lunch cost for those attending the training. Complimentary breakfast is included with your hotel stay. Transportation costs and dinners will need to be paid by the chapter. The policy for this meeting is quadruple occupancy per hotel room for both
students and advisors. The hotel offers complimentary self-parking. Official FCCLA dress as per the Texas FCCLA dress code is required for those in attendance.
What will the members learn?
During the 12 hour state training event, Chapter Peer Education Teams will be:
• provided in-depth information on the topic of the student’s choice
• taught presentation skills
• taught or re-taught the FCCLA planning process
• forming plans for local training and community service projects
• practicing training skills
• learning evaluation skills
• learning the reporting method that must be made to the state FCCLA office
To participate in the Peer Education Training program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, your chapter needs to send a "Chapter Peer Education Team” to the state training event. Your chapter’s team should consist of one advisor and no more than 2 members for each of the 5 program areas for a total of 10 students max. You may bring less than 10 students if you’d like to focus on only one or two of the programs. We ask that you do NOT bring students that attended last year. The grant covers the
cost for one advisor. Any additional advisors will have a registration fee of $80 each. Bus driver single rooms are available for a rate of $100. Schools that did not fulfill their commitment during 2017 – 2018 will not be allowed to participate this year. Any region/state officers and their advisors attending the training must complete online registration. A total of 300 people will be able to participate in the peer education training and participants will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
Registration will open August 1 and must be submitted online by September 13, 2018. Please visit the Texas FCCLA website at www.texasfccla.org to register. All hotel reservations will be made for you; however, if a school registers for the training and does not attend, the chapter will be charged the cost of the hotel rooms and materials ($75 per person) in addition to the $20 registration fee already paid. Name changes will be accepted until September 27, 2018. There are no refunds once registration
is submitted. Optional t-shirts are available for $10 each and must be ordered when completing online registration.
After returning from the training, your peer education teams will be responsible for sharing the program with other chapter members and peers, collaborating with school and community resource people, conducting local action projects, and tracking results. A minimum of 75 individuals must be trained locally by each participant. It is required that documentation of these
activities be submitted to the state FCCLA office by February 15, 2019.