The FCCLA Community Service national peer education program guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects to improve the quality of life in their communities. Through their projects, members experience character development and improve their critical and creative thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Youth leaders learn more about themselves, others, and the world so that they can make a difference now and in the future.
Community Service Units
- Learn – Members explore personal values, ethics, and ethical decision-making while evaluating their community needs.
- Lead – Members learn how to use their leadership skills to serve their community and how to transfer those servant leadership skills to the workplace.
- Serve – Members are introduced to the critical role community partnerships and advocacy play in serving the needs of others while also developing their own community-based service.
Community Service made possible by: Allstate Foundation
• Access from AT&T, www.att.com/shop/internet/ access
• Lead4Change, www.lead4change.org
• The Family Dinner Project, www. thefamilydinnerproject.org
FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete FCCLA Community Service projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Community Service Program Award Application.
Community Service Cash Awards
• High School Award — $1,000
• Middle School Award — $1,000
• Runner-Up Award — $500
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 2.The online award system will automatically close March 2, 5:00 p.m. EST