Houston UVCC receives Living to Serve Grant from National FFA Organization

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Students in the Photo: left to right Skylar Bowman, Rusty Vondenhuevel, Katie Maier, Lilli McClenen, and Emilee Earl

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The Houston UVCC FFA chapter in Houston, Ohio, has been awarded a Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $800. 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.

Houston UVCC FFA plans to help address the difficulty some students may have transporting and keeping their possessions in a local foster care environment by providing trunks to students who are currently living in a local group home. Students will be helping to construct these trunks while learning about many of the struggles that foster kids face while in the system. This will help to provide greater awareness of the obstacles some of these students go through.

The program provided over $75,000 to FFA chapters in 28 states. The 2023 Fall Semester-Long Living to

Serve Grants are sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Cargill. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.