Peer Education Recognition Opportunities
Peer Education Team Outreach Project
This year the Peer Education Team has chosen to have chapters participate in local canned food drives for the 2018 Peer Education Conference Outreach Project. Chapters are encouraged to collect canned & boxed food and other non-perishable items to donate to their local food pantries now until the end of January.
As the February conference date approaches all chapter advisers will have access to a Google Form where you can report the number of items donated. The final date to report the number of items is February 15th. The chapter that donates the greatest number of items will be recognized at the Peer Education Conference on February 26, 2018 at the Ramada Inn in Kearney.
You can donate to as many different organizations as your chapter would like– and PLEASE donate locally. We are NOT collecting items at the Peer Conference. If you have any questions please contact one of the Peer Education Team members, advisers or Angie Ehlers, SPOT Team Lead Adviser at Angela Ehlers angie.ehlers@OVERTONEAGLES.ORG
Each of the three Nebraska State Peer Education teams offer a wide variety of recognition opportunities. Through Family Leader, Community Leader, and Career Leader programming, chapters can be recognized for their outstanding efforts. Check out these chapter recognition opportunities related to each Team.
- The Nebraska FCCLA Family Leader Team, which focuses on Families First, will be recognizing November which includes National Family Week November 19-25. Chapters are encouraged to do a project that strengthens families during the month.
- The Nebraska FCCLA Career Leader Team, which focuses on Financial Fitness, is celebrating National Career Development month, which is November. FCCLA chapters are encouraged to plan an activity that focuses on gaining career skills and knowledge and engaging with entrepreneurs in their community.
- The Nebraska FCCLA Community Leader Team, which focuses on Student Body is working to promote positive mental health among teens. The Community Leader Team is working to provide resources and activities that can be used in chapters to give students ways to cope with life going on around them.
These report forms are due before February 15, 2018. All chapters that complete the report form will be recognized at the Peer Education Retreat held in Kearney on February 25-26, 2018. For more information, contact any members of the respective teams.
Capture the Action
In addition to these recognition opportunities, chapters can apply with outstanding projects related to each of the three National Programs represented. STOP the Violence, Career Connection, and FACTS National Programs provide valuable peer education opportunities for students. These projects can take place at any point during the year. The top three projects in each National Program will be recognized at the Peer Education conference.
To complete a Capture the Action application, simply submit a picture and short description using the form provided. This is a great way to share the unique ideas that your chapter is incorporating as well as receiving recognition for those outstanding projects at the Peer Education Conference.
The Real You
The Community Leader Peer Education team’s focus for the 2017/2018 school year is to promote positive mental health in our fellow peers. Everyone knows to live a healthy lifestyle you need to eat a moderately healthy diet and exercise daily, but what most neglect to work on is: mental health. Because of technology and increased stress, teens are experiencing depression and related issues at higher and higher rates every year. Our goal is to equip you with resources and activities that can be used in your chapters to help give students ways to cope with the life going on around them. The attached flyer gives sample activities you can easily implement that are stress relieving, fun, and help with mental health!
Financial Fitness Outreach Project
Our focus for the 2017/2018 school year for the Career Leader Peer Education Team is to help teens realize the importance of saving money and becoming financially responsible. We believe it is important to set goals and save money for these goals. Each year it seems people save less and less. Learning as teens to set money aside and save will hopefully help us be better savers as adults. It is also helping us to learn to be financially responsible. Our goal is to give students and chapters ideas and resources to help promote saving and financially responsibility among teens. Please click on the attached flyer and join the Career Leader Team the week of November 12-18, 2017 in promoting teen savings in your school. We hope each chapter can put their savings toward helping a family in need in their community enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
Families First Outreach Project
Our team goal is to focus on promoting family strengths and to advocate for Families First. FCCLA chapters are encouraged to complete a project that strengthens families during National Family Week November 29-25 or during the month of November. Complete the SPOT Outreach Application at www.nebraskafccla.org to be recognized at the 2018 Peer Education Conference. Apply for the Families First Capture the Action Award as well!