MN FCCLA members are working to honor military families, veterans, and first responders as a part of the 9-11 day of remembrance.
On Sept. 11, 2001, America was forever changed. It has been 17 years since two planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City, but that tragic day, which served as a true test of the American spirit, will be remembered always. We honor our country’s resilience and the strength of the American spirit.
Minnesota FCCLA has received the Lead State Agency Grant from Youth Service America. This is a long standing honor we have received. (at least 20 years!) We are grateful for the national level recognition that MN FCCLA students engage many volunteers, make a difference in their communities and work for planning and meeting needs that they see. The grant this year as three seasonal effort that we are required to accomplish with at least 1000 youth volunteers in each phase to engage others in their projects. A September 9-11 effort honoring military, first responders, veterans.
To Honor Those Who Serve 9-11 Project”
A “9-11” Service project of MN FCCLA Chapters
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”-Maya Angelou
IDENTIFY NEEDS: Step 1: What is the need?
SET A GOAL– Do something to honor those who serve.
PLAN: Step 2: Form a Plan
ACTION: Step 3: Take Action- Some ideas…
- Involve your chapter members to write letters, cards. Use 8X 11 paper to create “cards” or ask MN FCCLA to send you a stack of postcards we have printed for this project.
- Involve other students at your school, elementary classes, student body.
- Honor someone who is a veteran in your community by writing their story for a newspaper article.
- Do some school announcements about what the significance of 9-11 is to America. https://www.911memorial.org/anniversary-schools
- Identify someone from your community who is active in the military now and send them care packages this year. Write about them for the school paper, chapter website or community newspaper.
ACTION: Step 4: Send box of letters or cards (not in envelopes) to Operation Gratitude, 21100 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
ACTION/ FOLLOW UP: Step 5: Fill out form to indicate your letter donation. Operation Gratitude asks that you fill out this online donation form.
Fill out a donation form for your mailed box of letters to Operation Gratitude
FOLLOW UP: Step 6: Evaluate, Reflect
IMPORTANT! Send a list of the students volunteering for this project to MN FCCLA. (MN FCCLA needs to report names to Youth Service America in our reporting for the grant for GYSDAY)