The FCCLA Community Service national peer education program guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects to improve the quality of life in their communities. Through their projects, members experience character development and improve their critical and creative thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Youth leaders learn more about themselves, others, and the world so that they can make a difference now and in the future. The program focuses on the following three units:
- Learn – Students explore personal values, ethics, and ethical decision-making while evaluating their community needs.
- Lead – Students learn how to use their leadership skills to serve their community and how to transfer those servant leadership skills to the workplace.
- Serve – Students are introduced to the critical role community partnerships and advocacy play in serving the needs of others while also developing their own community-based service.
Colorado FCCLA offers two types of state recognition to chapters that complete Leadership Service in Action projects.
- State Project Awards: Chapters apply to showcase their hard work and innovative projects with the Colorado Program Award Application. The 1st place chapter honor may include cash awards and special recognition at the State Leadership Conference, online, and in Colorado Comments newsletter.
- State General Recognition: Individuals and chapters that complete a National Program project may complete the State Recognition for National Program Participation Form and receive a certificate of participation and special pre-show recognition at the State Leadership Conference.