MN FCCLA joins 24 other organizations from 17 states around the nation to work for promoting service engagement by young people.
Youth Service America (YSA) is excited to announce its 2018-2019 Lead Agencies! With the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we are able to work with 25 organizations from 17 states as they organize high-impact, high-visibility youth-led projects for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Global Youth Service Day. The Lead Agency Program’s primary goal is to develop partnerships with local schools and organizations to activate youth, ages 5-25, to lead service or service-learning projects through which they can acquire 21st Century Skills (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking).
As an official organizer of 9/11 Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) in their region, Lead Agencies are responsible for convening partner coalitions of youth development and community-based organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, national service programs, and faith-based organizations to activate youth – especially those in underserved communities who are not usually asked to serve. From September through April, Lead Agencies also participate in ongoing capacity-building training via conference calls and webinars, tailored resources, and bi-monthly newsletters.
This year, Lead Agencies will be coordinating at least one project focused on veterans or military families for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, and at least one project focused on economic opportunity and financial literacy for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On the 31st annual Global Youth Service Day on April 12-14, 2019, Lead Agencies will be completing projects nationwide, covering different topics that will leave a positive impact on their respective communities.
Check out the list of the 2019-2019 Lead Agencies!
Pompano Beach-Pompano Beach High School NHS
Honolulu-Maryknoll School in partnership with Blue Zones Project
Chicago-Cradles to Crayons Chicago
Des Moines-Community Youth Concepts
Roseville-Minnesota Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Starkville-Black Girls Rock of MS
Burlington Township-Burlington Township High School
Merrick-Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District
Oklahoma City-Oklahoma Centennial
Bethlehem-Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley
Charleston-City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families
Spanaway-Bethel School District