National Outreach Program


The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is the nation's leading and fastest growing free leadership and service program, road-tested by more than 1.5 million students since 2012. Aligned to education standards and 21st century skills, Lead4Change will create a transformation in your students and real change in your community.

Since FCCLA’s partnership started in 2015, FCCLA students have donated more than 180,000 volunteer hours in many service areas, including children, seniors, animals, schools, communities and global initiatives. Lead4Change lessons are inspired by the leadership principles from the book Taking People with You by David Novak, Retired Chairman & CEO of Yum! Brands.

Lead4Change provides leadership lessons with a community service project framework. The process is easy!

  1. Register online to create your member profile
  2. Access and teach the lessons (lessons can be student led)
  3. Share you students' story in the Lead4Change Challenge

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The Lead4Change Challenge awards teams up to $10,000 for their school or charity. Service projects are often used for STAR Events with many teams becoming state and national winners!

Find all the Lead4Change lessons, project information and many more resources to get your chapter project started in the Member section of Once you register, you will have full access to all Member resources for FREE!

FCCLA National Outreach Project History

Each year Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) establishes a National Outreach Project with a partner organization to reach to the community and help work towards a cause. The National Outreach Project is a national community service activity that gives our state delegations/members the opportunity to make a united impact concerning a need that the National Executive Council decides to address.

FCCLA started the National Outreach Project at the 1997 National Leadership Meeting in San Diego, California where 38 states participated in donating over 6,000 various items to shelters/agencies in San Diego. The focus of the project changed over the years to focus on the needs of each community where FCCLA chapters are located. Members are now encouraged to focus on the needs of their local community. The success continues year to year and today FCCLA is still working toward donating money.

Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.