Minnesota FCCLA will once again step into a leadership role to encourage service-learning. This will be MN FCCLA’s 13th year of promoting youth engaged in service through the GYSDAY. The celebration of service will be April 17-19, 2015 at FCCLA’s State Conference, April 16-18, 2015.
Part of FCCLA’s rich history is our unwavering support of service. Through our National Outreach Project (Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry), National Program (Leadership Service in Action), and other partnerships and initiatives members have been inspired to serve and have been afforded many opportunities.
On a continuum from “being a volunteer” to “learning about the community’s needs and developing a project with reflection and service” , FCCLA members can learn from a service effort which can enhance the members’ academic learning, career preparation, develop character and teach technical skills.
In 2013 FCCLA changed the name of the National Program: “Community Service” to “Leadership Service in Action” members have been challenged to expand upon the work being done, and seek new service opportunities to learn valuable life skills.
Leadership Service in Action adds a whole new dynamic to the work you’re doing as members, not only will you be giving back to your community, but you’ll be giving back to yourself.
By challenging mediocrity, and seeking new ways to improve your service you can truly be part of Leadership Service in Action. .
Whether you are a new member, an experienced officer, or an adviser there is something I’m sure you’ve all done in your FCCLA career: serve!
Youth Service America, or YSA, is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally
By Cody Bendickson: State VP of Service