Every November, the New Jersey delegation of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America begins the year with an exciting and dynamic conference. New and returning chapters gather at the Pines Manor in Edison for the Fall Leadership Connection which includes engaging public speakers, informative round tables, state competitive events, and two energetic pullout sessions. NJ FCCLA encourages members to participate in their various community service initiatives. The Cupcake Challenge is a fall competitive event and fundraiser for Save The Children, directed to hurricane relief in the Bahamas; members are able to buy delicious cupcakes baked by NJ FCCLA members and all the money is used to end childhood hunger. NJ Fall Leadership Connection is a great way to learn more about NJ FCCLA and kick starts the school year!