Minnesota FCCLA is a Lead State Agency for 3 Service Events.
1-September Service event
2-Martin Luther King Jr Day Event
3-Global Youth Service Day
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.
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 2012, 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 12-14, 2019
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.