West Nodaway FFA PALS

Program Overview

PALS is a mentoring program that matches high school agriculture students with elementary school students. This program was developed by the National FFA Organization in the mid 1990’s. Many agriculture teachers say it is the ideal FFA program because it doesn't take much in the way of financial resources. Instead, PALS makes the most of the human resources found in every community. By providing a solid framework, it creates synergy among the participants so that everyone involved is enriched in the process. It also provides a way for students to fulfill the FFA motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. Schools with a PALS program are looking at agricultural education and FFA as an important component of the educational curriculum. The program opens the door for a more diverse membership and helps form a strong community partnership. 

Monthly PALS Activities:

October – Pumpkin Painting

November – Create Thankful Candle Holders

December – Christmas Ornaments

January – Play Games

February – Valentine’s Day Hearts

March – Play Games

April – Paint Flower Pots

May – Cook Out and Kick Ball Game