Violence in today's schools is too often a headline in the national news. Whether it is fighting, making threats, or bullying, violence has forced school officials to take drastic steps to address this concern. Millions of dollars have been spent on metal detectors, hidden cameras in the classrooms and hallways, and security guards. Dollars spent on security measures such as these are not spent on additional teachers, salaries, advanced technology, and facilities. But what can the students themselves do to STOP the Violence?
FCCLA members use peer education to:
- reach their peers with violence prevention education
- recognize warning signs of potential youth violence
- encourage young people to report troubling behavior
- collaborate with school and community resources to address youth violence
- develop and implement local action projects to reduce the potential for violence in their school.
FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete STOP the Violence projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National STOP the Violence Program Award Application.
- High School Award - $1,000
- Middle School Award - $1,000
- Runner-Up Award - $500
Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1.The online award system will automatically close March 1, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Learn how to apply here!
Congratulations 2019 STOP the Violence Award Winners!High School Winner
Howells-Dodge High School FCCLA, Nebraska
Project Title: “Shatter the Silence; STOP the Violence" Middle School Winner
Warren County Middle School, Virginia
Project Title: “Team Up Against Bullying" Runner-Up Winner
Centauri High School FCCLA, Colorado
Project Title: “STAND UP SPEAK OUT...to prevent bullying"
Need help brainstorming project ideas?
- Think it through with the FCCLA Planning Process Template
- Explore the following STAR Events:
- Focus On Children
- Illustrated Talk
- Digital Stories For Change
- OR Take advantage of the unique resources offered by FCCLA’s partner below!
- CareerSafe Online - The CareerSafe® Online Cyber Safety Awareness Training series provide students with basic awareness training to recognize and respond to cyberbullying situations.
- FCCLA STOP the Violence Info Sheet
- Teen Times
- Downloadable copies of all 2017-2018 Teen Times and Teaching with Teen Times available for affiliated chapters on the FCCLA Portal
- Adviser submitted lesson plans and activities