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.
2019-2020 PSA Contest
- Mission: Create a video PSA that is exactly 25 seconds
- Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers
- Topic: The theme for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year are no longer being accepted. The 2020-2021 contest information will be available early August 2020.
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.”
Taking Down Tobacco
FCCLA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) are encouraging chapters across the nation to get involved in life-saving advocacy as we work together to Take Down Tobacco and #BetheFirst tobacco-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: May 8, 2020
3 Ways Your Chapter Can Be Eligible for the Taking Down Tobacco Contest
- Lead, guide or facilitate Taking Down Tobacco 101 trainings. Advisers or members can deliver in-person Taking Down Tobacco 101 trainings at Chapter meetings, in classrooms 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 Taking 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 deliver and report a Taking Down Tobacco 101 (TDT 101) training for a minimum of 20 students OR have at least 20 students complete the TDT 101 and/or The Rise of Vaping (ROV) online courses will earn $150.
- FCCLA Chapters that train at least 100 students and/or have at least 100 students complete TDT or ROV online courses throughout 2020 are entered to win one of six $500 prizes (to be awarded in December 2020).
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.
Access from AT&T
Help connect your community to the Internet with Access from AT&T! Affordable internet access means having the ability to connect to educational, social, and career resources that can empower your life. Join FCCLA in partnering with the Access from AT&T to bring necessary affordable internet access to low-income families in 21 states across the country.
To participate in this FCCLA-recommended Community Service project, your chapter must:
- Host a promotional event at your school’s next back‐to‐school night, sporting event, or other community‐wide school event.
- Distribute flyers at a local grocery store, community center, SNAP and/or Welfare office.
- Promote the Access program twice on one of your social media platforms.
The first 48 chapters who meet the participation requirements and submit a brief report of their promotional activities will receive a $250 stipend, courtesy of the Access from AT&T. The deadline for chapter reports is April 15, 2020.
If you are interested in participating, take a look at the service area 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.
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 2, 2020 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 2, 2020.
- 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!