ML - COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
(Open only to members in grades 6-9 who have affiliated middle level division.)
This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop community service projects that are successfully implemented to serve the citizens of the community.
Report must describe one community service project that your chapter has planned and implemented during the year. The project must be in the interest of the community and be designed for chapter rather than individual participation.
Only middle level chapters that affiliated middle school division as of December 15 of the current school year are eligible for this event.
Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.
State: NOTE: On the state level this is a prejudged report only. Limited to one entry per charter that is on record in the FBLA/PBL state office as having paid state and national dues by December 15 of the current school year.
National: NOTE: On the national level, there is a performance, but no report. See publication: National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.
• The entry form found in the SLC registration packet and the written project must be sent to the State adviser's office postmarked first-class mail by the date specified in the SLC registration packet.
• Report format must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Projects must be keyed in the order of the questions listed below in the Project Format section.
2. The project should be no more than five (5) pages including the cover sheet and attachments.
3. Pages must be on standard 8 ½ x 11 paper.
4. Pages may not be laminated or bound in sheet protectors.
5. Projects may be single- or double-spaced.
6. Each side of the paper providing information is counted as a page.
7. Copies should be sent rather than important original documents.
8. Scrapbooks and loose or bulky exhibits are not acceptable.
9. Projects should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner with the cover sheet.
10. Projects must describe a community service activity that was conducted during the current school year.
• Report must be prepared by student members, not advisers. Local advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the report is well organized, contains substantiated statements, and is written in a business style.
• A project that previously placed first or second at an SLC is not eligible for this event.
• Entry must adhere to all of the event regulations or be disqualified.
The project report will consist of questions and answers. Key the following questions followed with your comments and description.
- Describe the chapter’s Community Service Project.
- State the purpose and goals of the project. The purpose goals should be keyed as numbers or bullets.
- Describe how the chapter chose this particular project as a community service activity.
- Describe the steps the chapter members used to plan and develop the project.
- Describe how the chapter completed the project.
- Describe why this project is unique.
- Explain the benefits and impact your project had on the community and its citizens.
- Explain and give evidence of how the project was publicized by attaching at least one article or flyer.
- You may incorporate pictures into the report.
Reports will be reviewed by a screening committee to determine if chapters have complied with event eligibility and regulations. A panel of judges will select the winners. They make their decisions on the basis of evidence included in the written documentation. The content of each report will be evaluated by the criteria identified in the rating sheet. Judges’ decisions are final.
State: Awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference. One chapter will qualify for the national conference.
National: The number of competitors will determine the number of winners. The maximum number of winners for this event is two.