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.
2021-2022 PSA Contest
- Mission: Create a video PSA that is exactly 25 seconds
- Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers
- Topic: The theme for the 2021-2022 PSA contest is Speed Prevention.
- 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 for the 2021-2022 academic year are due by Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
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!
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the leading advocacy organization fighting to create the first tobacco-free generation and create a future free from death and disease caused by tobacco. We work to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that reduce tobacco use and save the lives. Today, 3.6 million young people in the U.S. use e-cigarettes, an epidemic that has been driven by products that come in sweet and fruit flavors and pack a massive dose of nicotine. We’re working to end the sale of all flavored tobacco, and YOUR voice is critical to this fight.
Learn how to use your voice and be a powerful advocate for change with our award-winning Take Down Tobacco training program. Get trained in sharing your story, leveraging the media to get your message heard, and influencing decision-makers to create change. Head to TakingDownTobacco.org to get started today! FCCLA members have been instrumental in creating policy change at the local, state, and national level, and your story and voice is a powerful tool in the fight to #TakeDownTobacco.
Want to win a $1,500 scholarship? Create a Take Down Tobacco account, complete the Core 4 advocacy courses, and complete an application at fcclainc.org/engage/youth-scholarships. You must be a nationally affiliated FCCLA member to win.
Learn more about tobacco issues, our work, and how you can get involved at TakeDownTobacco.org, and follow us on Instagram at @Take_Down_Tobacco.
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.
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.
Teen Road Safety Assessment
FCCLA’s Teen Road Safety Assessment (RSA) engages youth in bringing awareness to infrastructure safety near their schools.
This youth-led effort brings students, school administrators, local law enforcement, and community members together to study the intersections in front of schools and evaluate key areas of road safety. These assessments help to make teens more aware of drivers and pedestrians and give them an opportunity to address dangers in the places where they drive and walk every day.
Chapters who complete a Teen RSA can be considered for the $500 Teen RSA Award by completing a FACTS Program Award Application.
State Level FACTS Awards
State level FACTS awards help one chapter in each state earn $500 and make a difference! Each year, FCCLA partners 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. Be sure to check back in early Fall for the 2021-2022 school year contest information!