Advocacy Opportunities

There are several upcoming opportunities to spread awareness of the importance of FCS and CTE education.

The following conferences are looking for FCS teachers to bring students to share their stories: 

  • School Counselor’s Conference
    • Monday, November 6th-Tuesday November 7th
      • Option 1- Nov. 7th (8:00am-12:00pm)
      • Option 2- Nov. 7th (12:00pm-4:00pm)
      • Option 3- Nov. 8th (8:00am-12:00pm)
  • Iowa Association of School Board Conference
    • Wednesday, November 15th (3:30pm-5:00pm)
    • Thursday, November 16th (9:00am-2:00pm)
  • CTE Day at the Capitol
    • Wednesday, February 7th (8:00-3:00pm)
      • Multiple options available

To make these advocacy opportunities as successful as possible please consider the following tips:

  • coordinate an image (culinary jackets, FCCLA polos, etc)
  • make it interactive (offer food, have a mini-presentation, handouts, etc)
  • rehearse elevator speeches with the students
  • promote FCCLA

If you are interested in bringing students to any of these events, please email IACTE Executive Director, Sandy Miller at

National Policy Seminar 

IACTE is looking for a member of FCCLA to share their passion for FCS and love for FCCLA with our legislators in Washington D.C. IACTE will give one FCCLA member up to $1000 to cover their expenses. IAFCS will also give the adviser of the FCCLA member up to $1000 to go with the student as a chaperone. If you have a student who would be an excellent advocate for FCS and FCCLA have them apply at by November 3rd!



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