911 Day of Service projects
We will have a September campaign for honoring military, military families, first responders for FCCLA chapters. Students in over 30 MN communities will write to military persons, or do a service effort for community first responders.
A 9-11 Day program will be done at Itasca State Park Ampitheater and families camping at the state park will be invited for the program and hands on service projects for their children. Since schools start after Labor Day, this will be challenging timeline for them, but we will make it as easy as possible to participate at their communities.
An additional effort Families First- Meet the Challenge (Overcome obstacles together) will be to encourage youth to be advocates for kindness and good mental health, and plan anti bullying messages at their schools with a service project campaign about making a Silent Impact. The projects could be to encourage students throughout MN to reach out to another student at school and be making silent impacts in people’s lives, awareness of suicide prevention and anti bullying efforts. This effort will be led by MN FCCLA chapters in at least 30 schools. An inspirational video done by KSTP TV and available on You Tube will impact students about how MN Twins player Joe Mauer made a silent impact of kindness on a fellow high school student who was blind. MN FCCLA chapters around the state will take up this challenge to be making Silent Impacts during their school year or in their community to reach out to persons that need a mental health boost, or seem to be ignored.