Here’s a cool program for FFA members to get their chapters and communities involved in…
Nearly one in four children (more than 17 million U.S. children) go hungry at some point throughout the year. Child Hunger Ends Here is on a mission to change that, and they are offering a free innovative project-based learning activity that engages students grades 7-12 in learning about and fighting child hunger.
The program offers a 10-step curriculum guides students through the entire process and along the way they learn about child hunger and build a cause marketing plan that engages their entire community to fight the growing problem. A national contest with great prizes is available for those chapters who succeed the most.
The curriculum helps define what child hunger is and leads students through current national hunger prevention efforts. The class then engages in a child hunger-fighting initiative by organizing into team to explore cause marketing and create their cause marketing plan. The campaign has two goals: to fight child hunger and educate the public on the food insecurity issue.
The curriculum pulls together a variety of resources including hunger statistics from Feeding America and current programs such as Schools Fight Hunger.
Enrolled classrooms/groups receive classroom/group access to USA TODAY’s electronic edition for project research. Winning team members and teacher each receive an iPad 2 and a winning classroom a celebratory luncheon. Contest rules apply.
Interested yet? Visit www.usatodayeducate.com/childhungerendshere to register your chapter. Finally, help us keep track of which FFA chapters are involved by entering code “FFA2011” after your school/chapter name in the online enrollment form.
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