Safe Rides - Save Lives: FCCLA PSA Contest
Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), FCCLA is proud to offer the Safe Rides—Save Lives PSA Contest! This initiative is an excellent opportunity for FCCLA members to display their creativity and advocacy as they encourage their peers to make safe choices on the road.
2020-2021 PSA Contest
- Mission: Create a video PSA that is exactly 25 seconds
- Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers
- Topic: The theme for the 2020-2021 PSA contest is seat belt safety.
- Why: The PSA goal is to develop and send teen-friendly messages to prevent traffic crashes and save lives.
- How: Go to www.nrsf.org and use resources from the National Road Safety Foundation to craft the video’s message. Be sure to review the official contest rules before filming.
- When: Video submissions are due March 1, 2021.
Cash prizes are awarded directly to the individual or group of top three submissions.
- 1st Place - $3,500
- 2nd Place- $1,000
- 3rd Place - $500
Congratulations to the 2019-20 Safe Rides - Save Lives contest winners!
First Place - Westlake High School FCCLA (Team Quentaim), Utah
Second Place - Peachtree Ridge High School FCCLA, Georgia
Third Place -Spring Lake Park High School FCCLA, Minnesota
Adviser Lesson Plans
Make classroom integration easy with ten free lesson plans available for advisers on the FCCLA portal. To access, log in, click on the “Resources” tab, followed by the “Lesson Plans” button, and then download the item titled, “NRSF Traffic Safety Lesson Plan Series.”
Take Down Tobacco
FCCLA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids continue to partner to engage FCCLA members in the Take Down Tobacco advocacy program that helps students understand the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use and how their voices can help create the first tobacco and nicotine-free generation!
Why get involved?
In the U.S., tobacco use kills more than 480,000 people every year – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. As part of FCCLA’s Student Body National Program, we are partnering with CTFK to help reduce tobacco’s deadly toll. CTFK advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, to help smokers quit, and to protect everyone from secondhand smoke. You can play an important role in the fight against tobacco and its harmful effects.
Taking Down Tobacco Contest Information
Contest Deadline: April 30, 2021
3 Ways Your Chapter Can Be Eligible for the Taking Down Tobacco Contest
- Guide Take Down Tobacco 101 or The Rise of Vaping trainings. Advisers or members can deliver in-person or virtual trainings at Chapter meetings, in classes, and at assemblies.
- Students at your school can complete the online Taking Down Tobacco 101 course.
- Students at your school can complete The Rise of Vaping online course.
Pro tip: When students create online Take Down Tobacco accounts, make sure they include their school name even if they aren’t FCCLA members so your FCCLA chapter gets credit for those completed courses.
- The first 25 FCCLA chapters to guide and log a Take Down Tobacco 101 or The Rise of Vaping training for a minimum of 20 students OR have at least 20 students complete the Take Down Tobacco 101 and/or The Rise of Vaping online courses will earn $150.
- FCCLA Chapters that train at least 100 students and/or have at least 100 students complete Take Down Tobacco 101 or Rise of Vaping online courses through April 30, 2021 are entered to win one of three $500 prizes (to be awarded after April 30, 2021).
Chapters may also want to use this opportunity as a Public Policy Advocate STAR event and/or to apply for a Student Body National Program Award.
State Level FACTS Awards
State level FACTS awards help one chapter in each state earn $500 and make a difference! FCCLA has partnered with Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to award the top FACTS project in each state a $500 cash prize. Simply conduct a FACTS project during the school year and submit a program award application by March 1, 2021 for your chance to win.
- Free traffic safety resources and activities that you can use in your school and community can be obtained by reaching out to your state GHSA representative and visiting the resource area on the Ford Driving Skills for Life website. For even more ideas, participate in The Academy offered by Ford Driving Skills for Life.
- Plan and lead a FACTS project before March 1, 2021.
- Apply for a FACTS program award on the FCCLA portal. All FACTS applications will be personally reviewed by traffic safety experts at your state’s Office of Highway Safety. These experts will select the top project from their state and that chapter will receive a $500 FACTS state-level award. All state winners will be considered for a national award!
Access from AT&T Community Service Project
Now more than ever, access to home internet is important to stay connected to friends and family, work from home, or attend school online. Join FCCLA in partnering with Access from AT&T to bring necessary affordable internet access to low-income families in 21 states across the country.
How to Participate:
- Order FREE pre-printed glossy Access from AT&T flyers here.
- Distribute flyers to educate community members about this opportunity.
- If your school is virtual, consider working with your local school district to include flyers in meal packages provided to students during virtual learning.
- If restrictions allow, consider handing out flyers at local grocery stores, community centers, SNAP and/or Welfare offices.
- Post at least twice on your social media accounts to spread the word about the Access from AT&T program. Check out FAQs, social media messaging ideas, and more here.
The first 40 chapters to participate and submit a brief report of their project activities to spread the word will receive a $250 stipend. The deadline for chapter reports is April 1, 2020.
If you are interested in participating, take a look at the 21-State Service Map to see if your state is in the 21-state Access from AT&T service area. States outside of this service area are not eligible for participation.
Eligible? Be sure to use the link below to sign up your chapter. You can also report your chapter's efforts once you have finished your project