The FFA Motto is: Learning to do; Doing to Learn; Earning to Live; and Living to Serve. Over the next three days FFA Members will take part in various Days of Service projects all around the Indianapolis community.
John White, US Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary of Rural Outreach says participating in events like these develop students both professionally and personally. “Student organizations like this teach students in many ways,” he says. “Through leadership and service they actually learn the importance of agriculture, in educating their community, and of serving their community.”
Dr. Dwight Armstrong is the CEO of the National FFA Organization. He tells Brownfield service is a key component of leadership. “We want these students to understand servant leadership,” he says. “They need to realize you have to put others first (before yourself) before they can be a leader.”