NY CTE Student Leadership
Contacting the NYS Student Leadership Organizations
Career and Technical Student Organizations provide an extension of learning in which students develop leadership skills and interact with teachers beyond the classroom. There are seven CTSOs in New York State at the secondary level. They are DECA, FCCLA, FBLA, FFA, HOSA, TSA, and SkillsUSA. Below is brief information and links to each organization.
The New York Association of DECA, Inc. is a non-profit educational association and is affiliated with National DECA located in Reston, Virginia. New York DECA is chartered by the New York State Education Department as a co-curricular activity.
New York DECA is a student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
The goals of DECA, commonly known as the 4 points of the DECA Diamond, are to promote leadership development, civic consciousness, social intelligence and vocational understanding.
For more information: http://www.newyorkdeca.com
New York State FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education: For more information: http://www.nysffa.org
About NYS FBLA
The Future Business Leaders began in New York State in 1946 when Dobbs Ferry High School was chartered as the first chapter in the state. Eighteen years later, on April 15, 1964, New York State was chartered as the thirty-fifth state association of the Future Business Leaders of America. New York has since grown to 5,000 members strong!
The state was originally divided into thirteen districts whose boundaries were set up in accordance with the State Education Department Planning Regions. Subsequently, due to its large geographic size and population, District 1 was later divided into two districts by county: District 1 Nassau (1N) and District 1 Suffolk (1S). This brings the total number of districts within New York State to fourteen. Finally, in 2001, District 3 was divided into District 3 North (3N) and District 3 South (3S) bringing the new total number of districts within New York State to fifteen.
In 1967 the New York State Association of FBLA came under the auspices of the Bureau of Business Education in the New York State Education Department in Albany. Mr. Hobart H. Conover, Chief of the Bureau of Business Education at that time, was named State Chairman; Mr. Elton T. Murphy, Associate of the Bureau, was named the first State Adviser. On March 20, 1970 FBLA received an absolute charter from the University of the State of New York. Within five years our state had grown to 125 chapters; after ten years New York State increased to 151 chapters.
Today, as we lead the way into the twenty-first century, New York State strives to achieve a chapter total of 170, a membership of 5,600 and a Professional Division membership of 200.
For more information: http://www.nysfbla.org
For more information: http://nystsa.com
Everyone is part of a family and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education.
Today there are 1,865 members in 40 chapters across New York State. FCCLA has a national membership of over 225,000 young men and women in nearly 7,000 chapters. There are 50 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth.
Each year the State Executive Council plans the program of work and creates a State Project. Additionally, officers are the ambassadors of our organization as they meet with government, business and community leaders.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration.
Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.
For more information: http://www.nysfccla.org
The New York Association of SkillsUSA is a Career-Technical Student Organization serving students in High School and College Post-Secondary. We are affiliated nationally with SkillsUSA. For more information: http://nysskillsusa.org
New York State HOSA’smission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education student, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.
For more information: http://www.newyorkhosa.org