News & Media
News & Media
Why is Media Important?
Contacting a media representative with a public service announcement (PSA), media release, or an idea for a radio talk show or magazine feature can be intimidating. But remember: you are doing the media a service by alerting them to important activities that are happening in the community. As long as you treat them with respect, they will appreciate your ideas and your input.
If you want the media to know your chapter, you must first know the media! Pay attention to radio, television, and newspaper reports. Ask yourself why they’re covering what they do and make special note of stories related to FCCLA programs.
The award recognizes chapters who have excelled in planning and implementing exemplary public relations campaign to increase public awareness of FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
To honor a media outlet whose responsibilities are not related to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) that has covered significant FCCLA activities and is giving continued service through press coverage to the local, state, and/or national organization.
National Day of Action 08/15/2012
FCCLA and Causes
FCCLA thanks everyone who participated in the recent Causes.com campaign on the dangers of texting while driving. Through the generosity of our partners - AT&T and the AT&T Foundation - and the support of everyone who took the pledge or watched the preview to a powerful documentary about the impact of texting and driving, $95,000 was generated for FCCLA's youth driver advocacy programs across the country.
FCCLA is proud to partner with The Century Council and its IKnowEverything campaign to help gauge how prepared teenagers are to make safe driving decisions. As part of the campaign, FCCLA chapters will be selected to host an IKnowEverything school assembly with a fun game-show format.
Click here to apply now to host one of these IKnowEverything interactive events at your school!