The "Healthy Schools, Healthy People" handwashing program is a joint initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cleaning Institute. The School Network for Absenteeism Prevention (SNAP) program seeks to improve hand hygiene habits among students to help prevent the spread of infectious disease and reduce related absenteeism. SNAP is a grassroots, education-based effort to improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school day.
Visit the Healthy School, Healthy People webpage to learn more about It's a SNAP!
FCCLA’s Teen Road Safety Assessment (RSA) initiative, sponsored by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), FIA Foundation, and Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF), enhances peer-to-peer education and promotes teen driver safety by having students examine their own school intersection.
FCCLA members participate in this program to bring awareness to infrastructure safety and to educate their peers and community members. It is an opportunity to focus on an area specific to them that either they or their peers drive/walk every day. It is an eye opening opportunity that can potentially lead to big changes if the road safety assessment proves an intersection is unsafe or dangerous. These assessments can help to make teens better drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
This youth-led effort engages students, school administrators, local law enforcement and others in the community to study the intersections in front of their schools and evaluate 5 key areas important to road safety. The goals of the program are to:
- Enhance peer-to-peer education be engaging students in addressing a geographic area they use daily, whether walking or driving
- Connect students with local members of their community to address road safety
- Teens become smarter drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, through education and awareness
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.
The goal of the Safe Rides—Save Lives PSA Contest is to create a 25 second video geared towards teen drivers and passengers to raise awareness around the annual theme. The theme for 2018-19 is driving safely on prom night, focusing on raising awareness of the unique dangers of driving on prom night and encouraging teens to make safe choices on the road during prom
This fall, 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! The trainings and resources offered by CTFK help you understand the dangers of tobacco use and how your voice can make a difference.
FCCLA’s new two-year grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) promotes seat belt safety among rural middle school youth. The new campaign, entitled "iBuckleUp weBuckleUp", will inform youth and parents about seat belt safety, and will create a positive community effort to encourage everyone to wear their seat belts. The campaign will highlight the need for drivers and passengers to be sure everyone in their car uses their seat belt on every trip, even if it is the passenger reminding the driver to buckle up. The messaging will focus on youth in rural areas pledging to buckle up (iBuckleUp) and encouraging all others to do the same (weBuckleUp).
As part of FCCLA’s national FACTS (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety) program, the outreach will specifically be directed to rural middle school youth and their families. During the first year of the grant (2017-18 school year), FCCLA convened a summit that will gather 10 committed teams from rural areas including advisers, parents, and middle level members to create a group of trainers that will be committed to launching an iBuckleUp weBuckleUp campaign in their state.
Wisconsin’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and technical skills, through classroom curriculum, activities, and community resources. Consider traffic safety in one or more of the six of Wisconsin’s organizations: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA as a collaborative effort in your school or community.
In Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, State Farm Insurance, and the Dept. of Transportation offer to Wisconsin CTSOs, a grant opportunity to educate their communities on the dangers of driving in six major areas: 1) Distracted Driving 2) Impaired Driving 3) Nighttime Driving 4) Seat Belt Use 5) Speeding 6) Passengers. CTSOs within a school or district can collaborate by completing a project.
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