After recognizing a rise in suicides, Hope FFA was determined to create a cultural change. The chapter began a campaign titled “Go Live Yourself.”
Members collaborated with their school administration to hold a convocation encouraging students to be better friends, partners and leaders. They also taught peers coping strategies and how to help others, as well as themselves.
Hope FFA encourages everyone to find peace and help one another.
The Goreville FFA Chapter in Illinois, represented by Hallie Grenfell, was awarded the Premier Chapter – Building Communities award. Grenfell discusses her chapter’s community projects, including a book written by the chapter dedicated to veterans and their stories.
“It really helped me with public speaking and how to grow my chapter through activities.”
--Michael Howard, West Jackson Chapter
One of the ten activities planned and presented by the Marshall FFA Chapter was called ‘Swamp to Save.” A conservation class worked with professionals at local conservation to conduct avian flu tests on ducks.