Michigan FCCLA's Community Service Activity

 

 

Deadline is March 1, 2018

 

Violence in today’s schools is too often a headline in the national news. Whether it is fighting, making threats, or bullying, violence has forced school officials to take drastic steps to address this concern. Millions of dollars have been spent on metal detectors, hidden cameras in the classrooms and hallways, and security guards. Dollars spent on security measures such as these are not spent on additional teachers, salaries, advanced technology, and facilities. But what can the students themselves do to STOP the Violence?

 

This year’s State Community Service Activity is being tied in with the national FCCLA program, STOP the Violence - Students Taking On Prevention, which is a program that empowers youth with the attitudes, skills, and resources in order to recognize, report, and reduce youth violence.

 

FCCLA members can use peer education to:

  • reach their peers with violence prevention education
  • recognize warning signs of potential youth violence
  • encourage young people to report troubling behavior
  • collaborate with school and community resources to address youth violence
  • develop and implement local action projects to reduce the potential for violence in their school

 

 

Also submit your projects to earn recognition at the national level! For more information, and sample lesson plans, go to: http://fcclainc.org/programs/stop-the-violencestudents-taking-on-prevention.php

 

 

For the Michigan FCCLA State Community Service Activity, a chapter must complete:

  • One activity in any unit in to receive the Bronze award
  • Two activities in any unit to receive the Silver award
  • Three activites in any unit to receive the Gold award

 

 

2018 Michigan FCCLA Community Service Activity Recognition Form - will be posted in the fall