(Replaces the STOP the Violence national program)

This new program was a free resource to chapters affiliating by November 1, 2020. Check with the national FCCLA staff for details.

The FCCLA Stand Up national peer education program guides members to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate advocacy activities to improve the quality of life in their communities. Members develop their voice to make a positive impact. Through their projects, members experience character development and improve their critical and creative thinking, interpersonal communication, leadership, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Stand Up Units
• Assess current needs
• Educate others regarding concerns
• Advocate so that they can make a difference now and in the future

National Awards: Top Middle School – $ 1,000; Top High School – $1,000; Runner-Up Award – $500

Click the button below to link to the national FCCLA website section with additional information on the program awards application process.

Awards from Virginia FCCLA

The Virginia Association recognizes those chapters that submit the complete program award application online to national FCCLA by their March 1 deadline. Names of the submitting chapters are printed in the state conference program and appear on the screen during a conference general session, attendees receive a program ribbon for their conference name badges, and the chapter receives a program award certificate. Click the button below to open a document with instructions and information on Virginia’s program award process.

Direct questions about Virginia’s recognition for national programs participation to Deborah Will at

Congratulations to:
Patriot High School – 2022 National Stand Up High School Winner

2022 Virginia Award Winners in Stand Up

Blacksburg High School
Chesterfield Technical Center @ Hull
Culpeper County High School
Eastern View High School
Gate City High School
Grayson County CATE Center
James Wood High School
Luray High School

Mountain View High School – Shenandoah
Orange County High School
Patriot High School**
Rockbridge County High School
Stuarts Draft Middle School
Wilson Memorial High School
Woodgrove High School

** 2021-2022 mini-grant recipient from Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation