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2020-2021 Nebraska Program Awards

To receive recognition for National Programs completed in your chapter, please complete the following application. If you are applying for more for more than one National Program category, be sure to enter it separately. Do not use the same project for multiple award categories; but, choose the category that best suites the project.

Chapters who complete this application will be recognized with a nametag ribbon at SLC. The top application in each National Program category will be recognized on stage at SLC during the Business and Recognition session. Chapters who participate in the National Program Award process will receive additional recognition. Due date:  March 1.

Need some ideas for a National Program?  Did you know? FCCLA is proud to partner with like-minded organizations to offer exciting sponsored inititatives to chapters. Take a look at the opportunities below to learn fun ways your chapter can build skills and earn awards! Check out the Programs page on the National FCCLA website or see the great ideas below

2019-2020 National Programs Award Winners

Community Service – High School Winner, $1,000 prize
Boyd County FCCLA – ALS Awareness & Support
This year our FCCLA chapter joined forces with the FBLA chapter in our school to conduct our community service project. We reached out to the Jason Goesch family and ALS Association to plan events to support the ALS community. Our main goal is to address ALS in our community by spreading the importance of promoting ALS awareness, supporting the Goesch family, and accumulating funds to donate to the ALS Association and the Jason Goesch family. One of our first projects was helping and organizing the Jason Goesch Benefit fundraiser. Our chapter received donations for a silent and live auction. Members assisted at the event in order to raise funds for the Goesch family and ALS association. Another project we conducted to benefit the ALS community was selling ALS apparel. The FCCLA chapter members gathered supplies and created fifty holiday cards to be sent to ALS families. Each month our chapter was involved with multiple events to engage in this project. In September we publish an ALS Awareness Monthly flyer. In October we did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at District 9 Leadership Conference. For November members delivered and distributed the ALS apparel order to customers. In December, we host an ALS night at the first home basketball game that included wearing red, a dedication to ALS victims, split the pot, and halftime coin toss fundraisers. In January we publicized and ordered the ALS cookbook and did another ice bucket challenge at District 9 STAR. In February, FCCLA week activities promoted ALS awareness. We believe we have achieved our goal by donating just short of $100,000 to the ALS association and Jason Goesch family. Everyone in our student body and a large majority of our community were informed about ALS awareness and participated in our project in some manner.

FACTS – Runner Up, $500 prize
Howells-Dodge – Promoting Traffic Safety
The Howells-Dodge FCCLA Chapter’s Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety project included several activities that focused on promoting traffic safety in our school and community. Our goals were to promote seat belt use in our school and community and to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, driving at night, and distracted driving. On October 14, at the District 5 Leadership Conference, over 200 students were provided the opportunity to learn about traffic safety as the Nebraska State Patrol gave sessions and demonstrated their “Seat Belt Persuader.” Our chapter members conducted a student seat belt survey in our school parking lot on October 17 students. After some educational activities, a follow-up survey was held on November 6. We found that 92% of drivers were wearing seat belts and 94% of passengers were wearing seat belts. This was an increase of seat belt use by drivers of 6% and by passengers of 5.8%. On Feb. 28, a FACTS Day was observed at our high school. Chapter members set up a table at noon in the commons area and gave away promotional t-shirts and other items with traffic safety messages that reminded students about traffic safety. In the gym, there were stations with goggles that simulated the effect of drinking an driving. Students had the opportunity to try to drive simulation wearing the goggles and to try to do some everyday tasks while wearing them. Students also were given the challenge of trying to do a distracted driving simulation while using their cell phone. These activities were a challenge for the students and were a fun way to remind them the dangers of drinking and driving, night driving, and distracted driving. 105 students were reached by this activity. We partnered with Teens in the Driver Seat as we carried out this project.

Financial Fitness – Runner Up, $500 prize
Twin River FCCLA – Money Smart Fair
Our goal for this project was to provide area seniors with the opportunity to learn how to make real life financial decisions in the future by creating a virtual simulation. To accomplish this, we planned to host a finance fair for the seniors from six local schools, including our own. First, we reached out to local schools and businesses to ask if they’d participate in our event. After receiving word back from five other schools, permission from our administration, and support from several businesses, we could begin planning our project. We sent each student a career survey to fill out. From the results from the survey, we gave each student a set monthly income to work with. Then, we created a choice card that listed both required and optional expenses, which made students establish their needs versus wants. Each student was required to get all required expenses and 5 optional. We then made option cards. On these option cards, we provided 4 different options that students could pick from based on different prices. This would require students to budget correctly and make smart financial decisions based on their salary. We also required them to visit the unexpected expenses booth twice. At this booth, they were given random situations such as hitting a deer or finding $5 on the ground. Once the students had met all the spending requirements, they checked out. If they had money left over, they got a 100 grand bar. If they had no money left over, they got a Zero Bar. To evaluate our successes, we attached a survey to each choice card that we asked the students to fill out. All the students said they were very grateful for this experience because it was extremely helpful to get some financial insight before going to college.