Act Today, For a Better Tomorrow
The PA FCCLA State Outreach Project involves chapters creating projects that suit your local situation and correspond with a National Program.
In Step 1, choose the type of task that interests you.
In Step 2, match your task with a National Program to provide focus.
To earn State Recognition: Do any three tasks that match any National Program. The tasks do not need to match to only one National Program and the tasks can be the same task done three times. For example, you can do three Community Service Projects. Your chapter members will earn community service items for their resumes.
If your chapter attends State Leadership Conference and has completed three tasks, chapter members will be invited to a special event during State Leadership Conference.
Submit by February 15:
Complete the State Outreach Project Submission Form with a picture and description of each task.
Posting your tasks on social media (Instagram and FaceBook) with the #PAFCCLA.
Step 1: Choose a task:
Submit a National Program Award Application on the national portal before March 1.
Organize a Walking Step Challenge within your chapter, school, community.
Invite a guest speaker to make a video or do a virtual meeting or in-person meeting
Create a bulletin board or display somewhere in the community/school
Donate items to a needy cause - clothes, toys, games, and books, blankets, jeans, socks, food
Create a box of children’s activities. Then donate the box to a place where children need to be occupied while waiting, like at a hospital.
Hold a poster contest advocating for a student cause - violence, bullying, eating healthy
Host a family or community event - game night, reading night, special meal, special outing
Sponsor a Fair about information important to the community like health, careers, financial tips for college
Lead an initiative to promote a good cause
Create and present a peer education program
Create a social media campaign (at least 5 posts) to advocate for healthy families
Create a community service project where you are providing service to the community, such as elderly, children, teens, families, the environment, nursing home, firemen, police, library, etc
Creating or participating in a tutoring program for students
Participating in National FCCLA Initiatives like FCCLA@TheTable, Safe Rides—Save Lives PSA Contest!, and Take Down Tobacco.
Step 2: Focus your tasks on one of the National Programs:
Career Connection - helps members learn more about themselves, the workplace, and careers.
Community Service - guides members to identify local concerns and carry out projects to improve the quality of life.
FACTS - builds basic traffic skills among adults and peers through learning about habits, vehicles, and road safety.
Families First - helps gain an understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members.
Financial Fitness - involves youth teaching other young people how to make, save, and spend money wisely.
Stand Up - guides members to develop their voice to make a positive impact to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Student Body - helps members learn to make informed, responsible choices for physical and mental health.
*Power of One is an individual project, not an outreach project
Information about National Programs
National Program Award Opportunity
While the State Outreach Project is done once the above three tasks are complete, you can use those three tasks to submit a National Program Award application. If you match the three tasks with the same national program, the tasks will provide you with great materials for the award application. (Curriculum for National Programs are available to PA FCCLA advisers from our state facilitator.)
To submit for a National Program Award:
If you are interested in using this project to submit a National Program Award application, do three tasks focusing on the same National Program. Award applications are found on the FCCLA Affiliation Portal under the Program Awards Tab.
Program Award Tips
Example for a National Program Award: Invite a guest speaker to an FCCLA meeting or school assembly to talk about dating abuse awareness, Create a bulletin board at school about dating abuse awareness hotlines and resources, and Hold a poster contest advocating for dating safety. Use the three activities to submit a Stand Up National Program Award application.
Example for a National Program Award: Sponsor a family reading night at your elementary school or local library to celebrate families, Sponsor a family drive to help families overcome obstacles by providing food, toys, or clothing, and Sponsor a family resources event where the parents are involved in workshops that teach parenting skills and the children are involved in activities with FCCLA members. Use the three activities to submit a Families First National Program Award application.
Example for a National Program Award: Create a presentation on Healthy Snacks to present to teens and provide tasting samples, Sponsor a guest speaker on a mental health issue like Dealing with Stress, and Sponsor a series of workshops for teens about expressing emotions in a healthy way. Use the three activities to submit a Student Body National Program Award application.