The NJ FCCLA State Competitive Events and the National STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events are activities in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter projects and occupational preparation. Individual skill development is offered through the following activities:
- Cooperative: Groups work to accomplish specific goals
- Individualized: Members work alone to accomplish specific goals
- Competitive: Individual or group performance measured by an established set of criteria.
Competitive and STAR Events promote the FCCLA mission to focus on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners, and community leaders. Each is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics and Science approved on April 2, 2004 have been utilized in the development of the purposes for each Competitive Event The belief that all people are winners is the foundation of these events. Cooperation and competition are stressed in positive, constructive ways.