Michigan FCCLA's Community Service Activity



Deadline is March 1, 2017


This year’s State Community Service Activity is being tied in with the national FCCLA program, Families First, which is a national peer education program through which youth gain a better understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members. Its goals are to: help youth become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow and strengthen the family as the basic unit of society.

Also submit your projects to earn recognition at the national level for Families First!

Go to: http://fcclainc.org/programs/families-first.php for more information and ideas!



Families First offers five units. There is no particular order to them; although, “Families Today” might be a good place to start. It covers topics that provide a general overview of families and related issues:

  • Families Today - Understand and celebrate families
  • You-Me-Us - Strengthen family relationships
  • Meet the Challenge - Overcome obstacles together
  • Balancing Family and Career - Manage multiple responsibilities
  • Parent Practice - Learn to nurture children.


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



2017 Michigan FCCLA Community Service Activity Recognition Form





Community Service Ideas and Resources


  • 366 Community Service Project Ideas - This is a great list for you and your chapter to use in order to come up with a great community service project. There are so many ideas to choose from!
  • Community Service Ideas - Another great list of service opportunities form the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals.
  • 101 Service Ideas - A list of community service project ideas from Ashland University.
  • Do Something - Find your cause and do something! Great resources for community service and activism projects at home and abroad.