Giving back to the community is a huge part of SkillsUSA’s Program of Work, which guides chapters in developing an annual calendar of activities and experiences. To complement their service activities throughout the year, all SkillsUSA chapters are invited to plan, promote and conduct a specific service project during the SkillsUSA National Week of Service. This special week occurs each May to commemorate the founding of SkillsUSA on May 8, 1965.
SkillsUSA advisors or chapter officers are encouraged to submit photos and a brief description of their local events through SkillsUSA’s “Share News and Stories” form, which is something our members can do any time of the year. See what other chapters are up to in the Spotlight section of SkillsUSA Champions magazine.
We also encourage chapters to build awareness of SkillsUSA in their communities by publicizing their service efforts. To locate contacts for your local area newspapers, use the SkillsUSA Advocacy Site. Once there, click on the “Media” tab, enter your ZIP code, and choose up to five media outlets at a time. Next, click on “Compose Your Own Letter” and paste in your press release or an invitation to cover your events. To see contact information for each media outlet, click on the outlet’s name.