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Families First and Japanese Exchange Program
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This national program helps members to build and share skills for a strong family life. Members can enjoy fun, hands-on experiences in five different units:

  • Families Today
  • You-Me-Us
  • Meet the Challenge
  • Balancing Family and Career
  • Parent Practice

National Awards: Top Middle School - $ 1,000; Top High School - $1,000; Runner-Up Award - $500

Click the button below to link to the national FCCLA Web site section with additional information on the program awards application process.
Program Apps link


Awards from Virginia FCCLA

The Virginia Association recognizes those chapters who submit the complete program award application online to national FCCLA by their March 1 deadline. Names of the submitting chapters are printed in the state conference program, appear on the screens during a conference general session, receive a program ribbon for their conference name badges, and receive a program award certificate. Click the button below to open an MSWord document with instructions and information on Virginia's program award process.

How to Get Ribbons

Direct questions about Virginia's recognition for national programs participation to:
Debbie Will
6245 Greenwick Drive ~ Glen Allen, VA  23059 

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Congratulations to Page County High School
2016 National Runner-Up in Families First
$500 Prize
2016 Fam First Award


2017 Virginia Award Winners in
Families First

Beverley Manor Middle School
Blacksburg High School
Buckingham Career & Technical Center
Buffalo Gap High School
Carl Sandburg Middle School
Carroll County High School
Central High School - Shenandoah
City of Fairfax FCCLA
Colonial Forge High School
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Culpeper County High School
Deep Run High School
Eastern View High School
Eastside High School
Elkton Middle School
Fort Defiance High School
Franklin County High School
Gate City High School
George Wythe High School - Richmond
Godwin High School
Grayson County CATE Center
J. Frank Hillyard Middle School
James Madison High School
James Wood High School
John Champe High School
Kate Collins Middle School
Lord Botetourt High School
Luray High School
Luray Middle School
Manchester High School
Massanutten Technical Center
Millbrook High School
Mountain View High School
Nansemond River High School
New Horizons Culinary
New Horizons Early Childhood
Norfolk Technical Center - A Day
Page County High School
Peter Muhlenberg Middle School
Powhatan High School
Richlands High School
Richmond Technical Center - North
Riverheads High School
Robert E. Lee High School - Staunton
Rockbridge County High School
Rye Cove High School
Signal Knob Middle School
Strasburg High School
Stuarts Draft High School
Stuarts Draft Middle School
Tallwood High School
Trailside Middle School
Turner Ashby High School
Tuscarora High School
Wilbur S. Pence Middle School
Wilson Memorial High School
Wythe County Technology Center

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The Japanese Exchange is part of the FCCLA Families First program. Members may receive a full scholarship to spend next summer in Japan. They will live with a Japanese family and visit famous sites. This scholarship is available to FCCLA members who are high school sophomores and juniors.

The application is available from the national FCCLA Web site and is due to Youth for Understanding and FCCLA in early January. Detailed information is available from national FCCLA at:

Congratulations to Lauren Wolf
Winner of a 2016 Japanese Exchange Scholarship

2016 JES Winner