Say Yes to FCS Recruiting Toolkit

• May: Cultivating Great Leaders o Record and share short videos from program participants on how they learned leadership skills through family and consumer sciences education. o Post “Leadership Is…” segments depicting connections between leadership development and what is gained from experiences in family and consumer sciences classes/programs/organizations. o Showcase video testimonials from family and consumer sciences “giants,” successful professionals, or community leaders who credit family and consumer sciences education for helping them become the great leaders they are today. • June: The Power of Peer Education and Mentoring o Showcase photos or videos of program participants engaged in peer education and mentoring activities and the resulting benefits. o Engage recipients of peer education and mentoring to showcase resulting benefits they experienced. o Highlight youth who used higher order thinking skills (April social media focus) and peer education (June social media focus) in self-designed activities. • July: Building Intergenerational Connections o • August: Family & Consumer Sciences in High Gear with High-Tech Tools o Showcase youth engagement in “life learning” through use of technology. o Family and consumer sciences program participants post comments emphasizing learning good judgment (from a personal, family, and career perspective) in the use of technology. o Educators, education majors, and program participants share testimonials, photos, and videos validating contributions of technology applications in family and consumer sciences. • September: Why I Belong (benefits of participating in youth organizations) o Promote the developmental value of FCS-related youth membership organizations. o Share “Why I Belong” posts incorporating photos, videos, and/or testimonials. o Educators point out why they invest their time in promoting involvement is FCS-related youth organizations. o Engage alumni in “Throw Back” posts about past and ongoing benefits from their involvement in FCS-related youth organizations. • October: Speaking Out for Family & Consumer Sciences o Educators share about why they are a family and consumer sciences educator and the impact they make. Change profile photo to “Proud Educator” image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. o University family and consumer sciences education majors share why they chose the major and change profile photo to “Future Educator” image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign.

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