Inspired at WLC, Indiana FFA member raises funds to help build well for Kenyan villagers
Jun11

Inspired at WLC, Indiana FFA member raises funds to help build well for Kenyan villagers

Last summer, Paul Thieme learned about the power of one. A week of hard work at the the Washington Leadership Conference helped him focus on who he is, what he’s good at and how he could help others. He researched causes that might possibly need his skills, talents and passion. He discovered Kager, Kenya, where safe water is miles away from the village of 3,000. Securing even a questionable state of safe water is the job of women and...

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Earth Day 2014: Vernon FFA (Fla.) Tackles River Cleanup
Apr22

Earth Day 2014: Vernon FFA (Fla.) Tackles River Cleanup

Editor’s Note: FFA members care about their education, their community and their environment. On Earth Day 2014, here’s one story about an FFA chapter making a difference in all three areas. This story is adapted from an article appearing in the winter 2014 edition of New Visions — the official newsletter of the National FFA Alumni Association. At the heart of Washington County, Fla., is the Holmes River. Locally...

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Vote FFA in Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival
Feb03

Vote FFA in Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Video is a stirring communication tool, and it’s one that the Boston College Center for Corportate Citizenship wants to recognize as a way to show the difference people can make around them. National FFA Foundation platinum sponsor CSX took that challenge to heart and produced a beautiful video featuring FFA members making a difference at last fall’s 86th National FFA Convention & Expo. Watch here: Now, CSX is hoping...

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Living to Serve: Environmental Grant webinars
Apr30

Living to Serve: Environmental Grant webinars

It pays to go green! Learn more about how your chapter can secure a $2,000 grant for tackling an environmental issue in your community through one of our free webinars. During each one-hour session, we’ll discuss project ideas and tips for filling out the online application. Webinars will offered every Thursday starting this week (May 2) through the first week of June. The webinars will last approximately one hour. Participation...

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TWOLO! (The World Only Lives Once)
Mar04

TWOLO! (The World Only Lives Once)

Members of Mount Dora FFA chapter in Florida put an interesting twist on a popular slogan to help teach their community about the importance of recycling. “YOLO” stands for “You Only Live Once.” “TWOLO,” according the Mount Dora members,  means “The World Only Lives Once,” so we better take care of it the best we can. The members wanted to get this message out to the public, so they...

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