For a list of available Grants and Awards from Youth Service America, go the website: http://campaign.constantcontact.com
Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens, and the holiday season is a deadly time for teen drivers. We get it. You want to text all your friends to see what's up. But, reaching for a phone while driving increases your risk of crashing by nine times. So take your thumbs off the cell phone and help keep your friends and family safe. Allstate is hitting the streets on a 30-city tour this holiday season, to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving. Join us by taking the pledge online and committing to being safer behind the wheel. Take the pledge and join the cause at:
i-SAFE is excited to announce a new student contest. The i-SAFE International Poster Challenge gives your students an opportunity to draw attention to e-Safety. Your students can make an impact and help change the way other students see the Internet while utilizing their art skills.
They see them on the highway, malls and movie theaters. Now, they can take the i-SAFE Poster Challenge and spotlight e-Safety in schools. Students can choose an e-Safety issue such as: texting, cyber bullying, gaming, online predators, or piracy. Then, express their creativity using any artistic styles such as political, movie, inspirational, graffiti, or billboard design.
Once your students have finished their poster, have them send it via e-mail or U.S. mail to i-SAFE by Dec.15. Winners will be announced in elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The winning students and schools will receive national recognition and have their posters distributed as part of our educational program.
|Would you like to receive a $1,000 award for your efforts to reduce teen driving crashes in your community? Start working now on plans for this year!|
National Organizations for Youth Safety has once again designated May as National Youth Traffic Safety Month because it is an important time for teens to be focused on driving safety. To support National Youth Traffic Safety Month and as an incentive, Allstate Foundation is awarding $1,000 to 50 local youth organizations for their youth-developed and implemented projects that demonstrate a strong focus geared towards youth traffic safety. With prom, graduation, and summer trips just ahead, youth-led teams can work together with Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety to decrease the number of traffic-related deaths and injuries that involve young drivers and passengers.
For more information on how YOU can be involved, visit the NYTSM Web site.
A resource focusing on empowering parents to influence their teen drivers to drive safely!
FCCLA is being urged by a number of CTE organizations to have our constituencies respond to the following request for proposals from The Alliance for Excellent Education. Specifically, The Alliance for Excellent Education is soliciting proposals to present for their series of forums on Preparing All Students for College and Work. They are interested in highlighting some work done in the area of CTE. They have indicated that they would be willing to pay for travel expenses related to the presentation. Please consider sending in a proposal to present, as this would help shed a spotlight on the great work being done in our community. As Dr. James R. Stone of the National Research Center for Career & Technical Education said in his email to me: “give this serious consideration and think about your innovative practices in classroom, CTSO and work-based learning contribute to achievement (academic and technical) and transition to careers and college.” See the announcement below from the Alliance for Excellent Education for details.
Thanks, Michael. (sent on behalf of Michael Benjamin. To contact Michael, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Levi Rash, FCCLA Vice President of Membership, conducted two one-hour workshops on how to implement NOYS resources into FCCLA chapter activities and the FACTS (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety) program. Resources used were the 30-minute CD, awards flyers, the NOYS Chapter Project Planner and Manual, and the resource from the National Road Safety foundation.
Around 200 members were present and took part in sharing ideas and project experiences on how to promote safer lifestyles for youth. One message that was really implanted in the minds of the members was how relatable the goals (i.e. mission and vision) of NOYS and FCCLA are.
The members worked together to come up with their own public service announcements on various safety topics and shared them with the group. Levi also shared several types on how to create other media materials, and he included ideas for how to recognize important members of organizations.
For more ideas about how NOYS can incorporate into your organization's plans and mission, visit their Web site!
The Rand Corp., internationally renowned for high quality, empirical research, recently published an outstanding evaluation of youth relationship education curricula entitled "Adolescent Romantic Relationships as Precursors of Healthy Adult Marriages". Executive Director, Kay Reed and author, Marline Pearson were two of the experts consulted during the study.) The report, prepared for the Department of Health and Human Services, is intended as a guideline for program developers seeking to design comprehensive relationship education curricula for adolescents, and included Connections, Love U2© Relationships Smarts, and the Art of Loving Well in its evaluation.
The report has important sections focused on the latest theories of adolescent romantic relationship development, the current state of adolescent relationships, and a review of current curricula. The information in the study can be very helpful in building the case for teen relationship education.
While acknowledging that "the empirical foundation linking adolescent experiences to adult outcomes remains incomplete" at this time, the reports concludes....these programs "can address the consequences of adolescent romantic relationships that are likely to have the greatest effect on adult outcomes, either by encouraging adolescents to consider the possible consequences of their choices and behaviors more carefully or by teaching skills that help adolescents to manage possible negative consequences of their relationships more effectively". "...it seems likely that programs most effective at promoting healthy adult marriages will be multifaceted, acknowledging that adolescents' experiences in romantic relationships, and the long-term consequences of those experiences, are woven into the broader fabric of their lives".
A free copy of the report can be downloaded from the RAND website.
This just in: we're gearing up for our new national campaign: Keep Your TV On. The new campaign kicks off in January 2008. Visit the FCCLA website to download an application for the Keep Your TV On contest and to link to additional resources about the digital television conversion.
At National Cluster Meeting you heard from a member of the National Association of Broadcasters and had the opportunity to attend a workshop presented by Best Buy and Geek Squad experts on the transition to digital television. Now, you have the opportunity to invite broadcasting professionals to participate at state and chapter events. To schedule a broadcaster from the National Association of Broadcasters, please contact Sonia Kim at (202) 232-6799 or email@example.com.
For more information on how you can get involved in this exciting national campaign, please contact Amy Doane at 703-476-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Communications, Inc. (ECI) has informed National FCCLA that it has discontinued operations and publishing of its Who’s Who and Dean’s List publications effective immediately: All Partners and organizations are hereby notified and advised that this is a formal notice of termination of the existing agreements, whether in writing or oral, for the supply of student/teacher names to us as well as the termination of any future scholarship commitment or any other form of sponsorships.
Thus, the FCCLA Who’s Who Scholarship partnership has been terminated. We have removed information relating to the scholarships from our website. Please disregard information pertaining to this scholarship opportunity that is referenced in any of the national publications.
Healthy Schools Campaign, in partnership with School Health Corporation and the National Association for School Nurses, an Action for Healthy Kids Partner organization, recently released The Quick & Easy Guide to School Wellness, a resource to help schools bring about meaningful changes in student wellness. The guide includes a comprehensive collection of resources, programs, tip sheets, and guidelines that address the many ways schools can promote nutrition and fitness for students. The Quick & Easy Guide to School Wellness includes an Action for Healthy Kids Report, "Helping Students Make Better Food Choices in Schools." To learn more or get a copy go to http://healthyschoolscampaign.org/campaign/wellness/.
The online quiz for Financial Fitness, developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), includes both a pre and a post quiz. Participants are encouraged to log on to the Web site and take the pre quiz before they begin working on their Financial Fitness project, then complete the post quiz at the end of the project.
Names and personal information will not be collected. Only scores for pre and post quizzes will be compiled then averaged to gather informational results.
Please direct Financial Fitness participants to the FCCLA National 2008 Programs Award applications and encourage them to submit a national Financial Fitness project for evaluation. The application form includes a field for indicating if they have used the 60 Ways to Serve Your Community Using Financial Fitness as part of their Financial Fitness planning.