Minnesota FCCLA is a Lead State Agency FOR GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY!
We are challenging members to a Campaign during this COVID-19 Situation.
EACH ONE EACH ONE!
Send us your service project report! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFYFW6G
A second report link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/26LWFMM In case you have two service efforts to report-The link only allows one report per computer.
Resources: Press Release you can modify and use. 2020 GYSDAY and FCCLA Press Release
Resources: Media tips PR Tips – GYSD (3)
See the ideas of MN FCCLA State Officers for doing an individual service project for someone in your community.
Each One Reach One! by Elliot Doyle-2019-2020 State Officer “When this epidemic started people started to freak out. We started to get scared of what was to come. Then our schools closed and started to give the idea of distance learning. The only problem with this was not everyone everywhere has the technology for this. Being I live in Wadena county, one of the poorest counties in Minnesota, we have a lot of people what don’t have the technology. So I went on a search through my house and found 2 laptops that my family did not use anymore. I asked my mom to help and we completely reset the computer’s and searched for a couple of families that could use it. We found 2 families that had a lot of kids but no way to be involved in distance learning due to a lack of technology. We donated these laptops and are looking for anyone else that can donate to other people. A facebook group was created to compile these donations and get them to the deserving families. So let’s each reach one and do what we can for our neighbors.”
Each One Reach One! by Amber Findlay-2019-2020 State Officer “My “Each One Reach One” Community Service Project is distance learning care-packages for teachers. Due to the COVID-19 virus’ progression, schools have been closed and distance learning has been introduced to many school districts. In my school district we have never before done distance learning and it is a new experience for the teachers of Wheaton High School. At the high school, they are currently planning and learning how to proceed with long-distance instruction. To help them, I will make packages containing sticky notes, pencils, and pens, among other things for the nineteen high school teachers. To support the small businesses in our town, our chapter will also be purchasing treats from Gathering Grounds, our local coffee shop, for all 35 staff members currently at the high school. I believe that it is important to give back to the staff for putting in the time and effort to help students learn and grow. This project will show the staff that their efforts are not going unnoticed. Long-distance learning can be used for the remainder of time we cannot go back to school due to COVID-19 and for any other future school closures such as weather related closings.”
“Now that most of our events and lives have been cancelled we need to still think of ways that we can help our community while still staying safe. The current Miss Morris Area Nicole Gillespie had an amazing idea that I would like to build off of. She said we should be writing letters, coloring pictures, and then sending these to our elderly or someone who maybe is not getting visited as much due to this virus. My goal for myself and others is to send letters to different nursing homes so they know that we still can talk to each other even if it is through the mail. This can be such a simple way to reach out and support your community!”
“Before this all started we had a routine and we had people we talked to everyday. We are starting to get a new routine, but we can all get lonely when we have to be quarantined. There are many residents of nursing homes who aren’t able to get visitors anymore for the safety of the residents. One thing we can do to try to help the residents feel better is to call them. This is a good compromise because this allows residents to have a little more human interaction while still helping them be safe.”
Each One-Reach One by Hailey VonEnde 2019-2020 State Officer.
“During this time of need, it can seem like there isn’t much we can do. The elderly especially are at a high risk of becoming infected by the COVID-19 virus, so I decided I should do my part to help the elderly in my family, my grandparents. In order to help keep my grandparents healthy, and have no need to leave their house, I decided I would visit each of them and get their grocery lists. After I got their lists, I went out to the store in order to get the groceries they needed so that they could keep themselves away from any chance of getting the virus. Something as little as this can be a huge help to people, particularly to the people at a higher risk of becoming infected, like the elderly or those with previous health conditions. ”
Right now is a very difficult time for everyone around the globe. It is recommended to stay indoors and practice social distancing, and FCCLA enforces these orders. However, with Global Youth Service Day coming up, it is still possible for every FCCLA member to participate. MN FCCLA proudly presents the “Each One, Reach One” Campaign. The goal is to help your community respond to the coronavirus. One big way you can do this is through donations. With the free time at home you may now have, you have the ability to clean and reorganize your home. While doing this, you will find items you do not need and/or use. While centers such as Goodwill may not be open for shopping, many are still taking in donations. You can still send those items to donation centers. Some items you can clean out include: gently used clothing you no longer wear, household items (furniture, decor, etc.), toys, books, etc. You can also have your family help you participate! Have them clean out their rooms and encourage them to get rid of anything they no longer need/want. Please stay safe, and have fun participating in GYSD!
Learn more about the Triple Crown of Service Award for FCCLA Chapters
Global Youth Service Day (GYSDAY) April 17-19, 2020
The survey monkey link to report your chapter involvement in GYSDAY is:
Link for reporting by Chapters https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6F665PP
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
The survey monkey link to report your chapter involvement in Martin Luther King Jr Day is:
Part 2 of the triple crown-Martin Luther King Jr Day Event
During the month of January, plan a service event to deal with financial literacy, or help financial needs of persons in your school or community.
Part 3-of the triple crown-Global Youth Service Day
The Survey Monkey Link to report your GYSDAY projects is:
During the GYSDAY weekend, plan a service event for helping your community. Participate in the state conference on-site service event.
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual celebration of young volunteers around the world. It is designed to encourage youth to participate in community service and service-learning and to honor those who have contributed to their communities through voluntary commitment. GYSD is usually observed on a weekend in April, beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday.
Previous efforts included:
Over 1735 youth volunteers served military persons during the Month of September (or on September 11) , FCCLA chapters honored military persons, or veterans in their community.
Resources from Operation Gratitude:
“Sort and label letters by Deployed Troop, Veteran, New Recruit, and First Responder. Place all sorted letters and artwork in a large envelope or box. (Please, NO INDIVIDUAL ENVELOPES.)
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
*Please download, fill out, and include a Donation Form in each
box you send to us. The form can be found on our website at
Chapter Report link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6Z7TXG Please report by Sept 11 (end of day) or Sept 15 if possible.
Chapters can use custom postcards to write messages to military, veterans, military families and send to Operation Gratitude.
Develop a 911 message for your school announcements.
Invite military or veterans to your school or chapter to speak.
What Do People Do?
Every year on Global Youth Service Day, youth organizations, schools and individuals around the world realize thousands of projects. They focus on voluntary community service and range from learning sessions about current social and environmental challenges to clean-up actions, nursing home visits, and concerts. In previous years, the total number of projects on all five continents was 4467.
Global Youth Service Day was launched as National Youth Service Day in 1988. It is coordinated by Youth Service America, and most of the projects are based in the United States. However, a growing number of volunteers from other parts of the world take part in the activities each year.
Global Youth Service Day
State Officers are planning service events and celebrations for the State Conference.
- Global Youth Service Day: April 17-19, 2020
MN Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA) will develop youth-organized workshops, conferences, and projects in 5 FCCLA Areas. Youth will lead peer education efforts to influence their peers to develop service efforts. We will partner with other programs to bring information and inspiration to their peers in workshops and assemblies and develop service-learning programs around these issues for children, near-peers or their peers. Members will demonstrate “what they know” in MN FCCLA STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) presentations before an evaluation team. Youth leaders will plan a 2 day Youth Summit that includes Service-learning and in November and a 3-day conference highlighting their plans and an on -site project in March 2019.