INDIANAPOLIS – The Carver Middle FFA chapter in Monroe, Georgia has been awarded a Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $1200. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects that address needs related to community safety; environmental responsibility; hunger, health and nutrition; and community engagement during the fall semester.
Carver Middle FFA plans to help address environmental responsibility within the community by educating students and the community about the benefits of recycling. The chapter plans on growing the current recycling program at Carver Middle School by purchasing more recycling bins for every classroom, as well as for key locations in the building. Members will also create informational commercials to be played during the morning announcements once a month to encourage students to recycle. An informational flyer will be created by the agricultural education students to encourage the community to help out by recycling at home.
The program provided over $60,000 to FFA chapters in 19 states and Puerto Rico. Living to Serve Grants are sponsored by CoBank, CSX, Tractor Supply Company, Chevrolet, Cargill, Domino’s, Elanco and Sealed Air. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
News release courtesy of Walton Co. School System