Ways to Give Back to FFA and 4-H
FFA and 4-H are two great organizations that help youth develop skills that will prepare them for the future. If you are wondering how you can give back to these organizations, check out some of these ideas.
Buy a jacket or official dress for a member in need
Talk to the 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor and see if they have any students in need of a jacket or official dress. Buying a jacket for a student in need allows them to own a piece of history from the organization.
Donate to fundraising efforts
Use your talents to give back by helping those in need. Do you have hidden baking talents or a surplus of items you have needed to get rid of. Donate them to your chapter during those bake sales and yard sale fundraisers.
Join the booster club
By joining the booster club, you can use your time, talents, and effort to help the organization with a common goal. This will allow a strong foundation for the FFA Chapter or 4-H Club.
Sponsor a student
Is there an exceptional member who goes above and beyond for the organization? Find out by asking the advisor or leader and see how you can sponsor a student. Maybe the FFA Members are starting a community service project or traveling to another country to teach about agriculture.
Talk to local chapters and clubs
Are you an FFA or 4-H alumni who learned valuable skills while in the organization? If so schedule a time to talk to the students about lessons learned through the organization and the impact they made on your life. Even if you aren’t an alumnus, you still have information that would be valuable to the students.
Create a scholarship
Help the students in their future endeavors by creating a scholarship.
Help coach a team
Were you on the livestock judging team in college? Spend some time volunteering to help train teams for CDE’s or 4-H competitions.
Help when needed
The most helpful way to give back to the organization is being there when needed, whether that be setting up the room for an upcoming banquet or helping to chaperone an event, having helping hands ready to help when needed is one of the most valuable assets to FFA and 4-H organizations.
How do you give back to your local FFA Chapter or 4-H Club?
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