FFA Impacting Youth
Well it’s October and y’all know what that means…. it’s spooky season! And do you guys know what is really terrifying? A school with no FFA chapter which is what we didn’t have until my 8th grade year, which was my first year. Now you guys already know my first thoughts about getting into FFA, but it‘s so crazy to think that I didn’t have anything like it until 5 years before I graduate. It’s also crazy to think of all the relationships and friendships that I’ve made over the three short years our school has had an FFA chapter. So I want to tell you guys what all our chapter has taken away from the time it’s started.
In those three short years our chapter had put together several different teams and have done an exceptional job. I know that from the time our chapter started to now we have had a pretty successful cattle grading team that gets better with every year. They have gotten numerous plaques for many different contests much like our nursery landscaping team which we also hope to excel at this year.
Now, getting away from the competitions, not only has FFA given a chance for our students to gain some leadership skills, but its also about how we have affected our community. We hope to have established a sense of pride from every plaque we bring home to our town. The support we get from everyone is tremendous, not to mention the majority of donations we receive from them because they want our chapter to be so successful.
My last and final thing I wanted to add was the impact you could make on your own life. There are so many opportunities in FFA that give you a chance to make a good future for yourself. You can literally do anything in this program because there is something for everyone. So if your unsure that you haven’t found what your looking for in your chapter, explore it a little more. I know it took me a hot minute to find what I really wanted to pursue but I knew as soon as I started that this was something I wanted to make a career out of.
So the moral of this story is what all has your chapter done to impact your community, your school, or your life in general? How has it made you a better person and how do you use your leadership skills in your everyday life? I know that three years ago I had no idea what I wanted to do, but now I have a whole plan of what I want to do. How about you?