“This student has been a member for a couple of years now. She is extremely proud to be an FFA Member and is very fond of animals. When I first met her, we had a conversation where she explained to me that FFA was one of the few places where she felt like she belonged. She comes from a tough family situation and has high financial need. She’s also been struggling with health issues that don’t allow her to be as active with animals as she used to be. An FFA jacket would provide her with the connection to animals and a sense of belonging that she needs to prosper.”
“This student is extremely active in our school and I know he will be as an FFA member as well. His older siblings are involved in FFA and they all have to pay for almost everything out of their own pockets. This member comes from a single-parent household and does not qualify for free/reduced lunch because of child support. I believe this member will be a very valuable addition to our FFA chapter as time goes on because of his great qualities. He would benefit tremendously from receiving a jacket.”
These are excerpts from the 2020 Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. program advisor statements. With new challenges and difficult times being presented this year, there are many students battling financial stability, health issues and even homelessness. An FFA jacket has the power to fill many members with confidence, a sense of hope for their future and provide them with a physical piece of belonging to a community they love, FFA.
Your gift of $100 gives one FFA member a lifetime of opportunities.
This upcoming school year Nebraska will have over 200 FFA chapters, more chapters throughout the state than ever before! In 2020, nearly 800 FFA members applied for a jacket through the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. program. With the continued growth of agricultural education and FFA programs in Nebraska combined with the increased costs to purchase an FFA jacket, we expect the need to continue to grow.
If you feel compelled to support this campaign and provide for our leaders of tomorrow, CLICK HERE and make a 2021 Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. donation to help us reach our goal of 300 jackets by September 1.