FFA.Chap1 - “What’s In FFA For Me?” Recruitment...

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Unformatted text preview: “What’s In FFA For Me?” Recruitment, Retention & Recruitment, Program Promotion Program Required Readings: Student Handbook - Chapter 1 Teacher’s Guide - Lesson 1.1 Agriscience Teacher’s Manual - Sections 9 & 20 Focus Focus ♦ How have you been recruited/retained in How your lifetime? your ♦ What are some of the major What promotional/marketing campaigns that you are familiar with? are ♦ Are these efforts worth the trouble? Reasons for the FFA Reasons There are four major reasons underlying There why there are FFA programs: why – – – – Psychological Educational Educational Philosophical Legal/Policy Psychological Basis for the FFA Psychological FFA helps young FFA helps young people fulfill all people fulfill all llevels of Maslow’s evels of Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs. Hierachy of Needs. Educational Basis for FFA & 4-H Educational FFA is a powerful manifestation of the FFA Stimulus-Response Learning Theory Stimulus-Response – – – FFA Instruction is the stimulus Student projects are the response FFA awards are the reinforcement Legal/policy basis for FFA Legal/policy The FFA is recognized as an integral part of The the curriculum by the federal government. – A. The Federal Government was responsible A. for establishing the FFA. Agricultural education leaders with the Federal Board for Vocational Education provided the leadership for the establishment of the FFA. Legal/policy basis for FFA... Legal/policy – The George-Barden Act of 1946 states federal The funds can be expended on "supervision by the vocational agriculture teacher of the activities, related to vocational education in agriculture, of the Future Farmers of America and the New Farmers of America". Farmers • How many "clubs" have provisions in federal law How authorizing federal expenditures on "club" activities? activities? Legal/policy basis for FFA... Legal/policy – The FFA has a Federal Charter (Public Law 740): • Sec. 18 "The United States Commissioner of Education Sec. . . . is authorized to make available personnel, services, and facilities of the Office of Education . . . to administer or assist in the administration of the business and activities of the corporation." business • Sec. 8 requires Federal education officials to be part of Sec. the governing structure of the FFA. Legal/policy basis for FFA.... Legal/policy The courts have ruled that FFA is The intracurricular and is an integral part of the educational program. educational – A student in Texas who was active in the FFA moved to a new school. The school had vocational agriculture but no FFA. He brought a lawsuit against the school and won. The school had to start a FFA chapter. school How do young people benefit from membership in the FFA? from Philosophical Basis Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Provides for personal development. Young Provides people grow and mature through 4-H and FFA. These organizations help in the maturation process. maturation Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develops “people” skills that can be used Develops throughout life such as learning to work in teams and how to set and achieve goals as a group. 4-H and FFA promote the development of interpersonal relationship skills. skills. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develops leadership skills. Develops Research has shown that membership in FFA and 4-H develops leadership skills. Members are more likely Members to be community leaders in the future. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Provides for experiential learning. In 4-H Provides and FFA students learn new information through a “hands-on” approach. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develops responsibility. FFA and 4-H Develops members learn to be responsible for their actions. For the organization to succeed each member has to do his/her part. each Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Helps make learning fun. Not only Helps is learning enhanced if it experiential, it is also enhanced if it can be made enjoyable. Many educational activities in 4- H and FFA are fun; thus learning is improved. fun; Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Farm and home life is improved. When Farm students apply what they have learned in 4students H and FFA at home, life is improved. This and can be in the inner city, suburbs or in rural areas. 4-H was originally used to teach parents new agricultural and home economics practices through the children. That still happens today. happens Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develops self-confidence. When 4-H and Develops FFA members experience success in their endeavors, they gain a new sense of self-confidence in their abilities. in Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Provides recognition. Many young people Provides have never won a single award or recognition. Through youth organization activities, young people have a chance to receive recognition. This is an important part of developing into a well-balanced individual. individual. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Provides a positive atmosphere. Young Provides people today come from a variety of backgrounds; not all of which are desirable or healthy. The FFA and 4-H often provides the only nurturing and positive atmosphere the young person will experience. person Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develops a sense of community and Develops volunteerism. Community improvement and development is a hallmark characteristic of both 4-H and FFA. Through participation in these activities the young person learns that he or she is part of a larger community. he Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Improves communication and decision Improves making skills. Public speaking and participation in meetings is encouraged in the youth organizations. In these activities students learn to think on their feet and make quick decisions. quick Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Cultivate new friends and develop respect Cultivate for others. Life long friendships develop through 4-H and FFA activities. Young people also learn how to interact with their peers. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Promotes career awareness. By participating Promotes in FFA and 4-H activities, young people become aware of new career opportunities. become Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Learn to be more accepting of other cultures Learn and diversity. By participating in youth organization activities outside the local area, young people are exposed to different cultures. At the national FFA convention some FFA chapters purposely have meals with other FFA chapters who are culturally different. culturally Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develop parliamentary procedure skills and Develop the ability to run a meeting. No matter what a person does in life, a knowledge of parliamentary procedure and how to conduct a meeting are valuable skills. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Agricultural Literacy. Many 4-H and FFA Agricultural members do not end up in agricultural careers. However, their participation in 4-H and FFA activities makes them better informed consumers, more knowledgeable of agriculture, and more appreciative of the nation’s agricultural heritage. nation’s Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Develops skills and responsibilities Develops associated with being a role model and mentor. There are numerous 4-H and FFA activities where older members work with younger members and elementary school children. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Earn scholarships and money. Through Earn participation in FFA and 4-H activities, young people have the opportunity to earn scholarships and cash prizes for their efforts. efforts. Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Fosters a sense of belonging. It is human Fosters nature to want to be accepted. Young people want to be part of a group. The FFA and 4-H provide a much more desirable way to belong to a group than the alternatives such as gangs. alternatives Benefits of 4-H and FFA Benefits Have the opportunity to travel. Many young Have people, even in this day and age, go on their first real trip of first overnight trip away from home while participating in 4-H and FFA activities. There is also the opportunity for international travel. for Student Recruitment Student ♦ The Total/Balanced Program: ♦ Use of appropriate materials: – FFA Student Handbook, Teachers’ Guide FFA to the FFA Student Handbook, Official Manual, Etc. Manual, p! eU nM S ig ♦ Strategies & Resources: (12) Student Retention Student Program: Program: ♦ Strategies: (6) ♦ What are some of your What ideas? ideas? Members ♦ The Total/Balanced The FFA Chapter Promotion FFA ♦ Agriscience Teachers’ Agriscience Manual: 20-2 Manual: ♦ All Inclusive! ♦ Be a Promoter! ♦ Hall of Fame! ♦ Make your Program Make Visible! Visible! ♦ The Banquet! ♦ Service ♦ Parents’ Night ♦ Perception is Reality – How does your place How look? look? ♦ Community Signage ♦ Others? Work Smart, And Hard! Work ♦ Don’t Re-Invent the Wheel! – Use all functions as a change to recruit, retain, Use and promote! and ♦ In a commentary in Education Week (September In Education 26, 1984) Stuart Rosenfield stated that agricultural education was a model for education reform. He praised the FFA for developing leadership. If people would learn more about the MODERN day FFA and 4-H program, they would recognize the importance of these programs in developing our young people. young Guided Practice Guided ♦ Buzz Session: – Develop 2 recruitment, retention, and Develop promotional strategies. promotional – Elect a reporter. – Report back to the class. ...
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