Hope H. Carter
Leadership Program Specialist
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 552-4457
Fax: (706) 552-4458
The Greenhand Jamboree and Success Conference are wonderful opportunities for high school students to develop leadership skills, and will be held in conjunction on March 6-7, 2015, at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington.
The Greenhand Jamboree, presented by members of the state FFA officer team, is for 9th grade members and explores what the FFA has to offer. The conference fee is $40 per person and includes conference materials, meals, lodging, a t-shirt and an official FFA manual. The students will participate in a variety of activities to get them excited about being an FFA member, including an FFA Quiz competition. The winner will receive their choice of a free FFA jacket or a $50 Summer Leadership Camp scholarship. Students should plan to wear casual dress for the entire conference.
The Success Conference is an opportunity for 10-12th grade FFA members. The objective of this conference will be to focus on personal development, character, decision-making, and dealing with peer pressure. The program will be conducted by members of the state FFA officer team. The registration cost for the Success Conference is $40 per person and includes meals, lodging, a conference workbook, and a conference t-shirt. Students attending the Success Conference will need to bring Official FFA Dress as well as casual dress for the weekend.
Registration for both events is on Friday, March 6, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Supper will be served at 5:15 p.m. and the first session will start at 6:15 p.m. Both conferences will conclude before lunch on Saturday, March 7. Lunch will not be provided at the camp on Saturday. A tentative agenda for each conference is attached. Each student attending the conferences must have a completed Parental Consent Form and should receive a copy of the Camp Policies. Please be prepared to turn in the Parental Consent Forms for your students at on-site registration on March 6.
Every person attending the Greenhand Jamboree and Success Conference must be pre-registered. All pre-registration material, including a $20 per person, non-refundable deposit, is due to the FFA Office postmarked by February 5, 2015. In an effort to offer quality conferences, we will limit the size of each conference. The maximum attendance is 200 students for the Greenhand Jamboree and 250 students for the Success Conference. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No faxed or emailed registration information will be accepted. Any registration and deposit postmarked after February 5 will be charged a $10 per person late fee or may not be accepted.
Please be aware of these new conference policies:
· No refunds will be issued. Please keep this policy in mind as you request checks for the final payment due at registration. If a student cancels, that student can be replaced with a different student at any time for the same conference. Students registered for the Success Conference cannot be replaced with students attending the Greenhand Jamboree and vice versa.
· There will be no lodging/meals cost for non-advisor chaperones. Chapters are encouraged to bring a chaperone for each gender and have a ratio of one adult per 10 students. As always, there is no cost for bus drivers. T-shirts for bus drivers and chaperones are $10 each.
If you have any questions about the Greenhand Jamboree or Success Conference, please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope to see you and your students at the conferences.