Living to Serve Project Basics
At its core, the Living to Serve Project is a practical application of the Show-Me Summit curriculum through a community service project. The opportunities for the Living to Serve project is truly limitless. Projects range from canned food drives to fundraisers, tutoring programs to agricultural advocacy efforts, and even the promotion of a healthy lifestyle to community clean-ups.
Ready to tackle your very own Living to Serve Project? Think about these essential questions first.
What are my talents and strengths?
What needs are there in my community?
How can I use my talents and strengths to meet a need in my community?
What resources can I use? Who can I ask for help?
Here are some important things to remember:
- Set at least three goals for your Living to Serve Project before you begin. Pay attention to outcomes!
- Don’t be afraid to plan a Living to Serve Project with a team– drawing on what you learned during Workshop 3, Dreamwork Framework. To be eligible for the Missouri FFA State Leadership Medal, each individual teammate must submit a unique application.
- Choose a Living to Serve Project that has maximum impact on your community. Think about what needs exist in your community. Then, plan a project to meet or further alleviate that need!
- Take lots of photos! You’ll need to upload three images to the Living to Serve Project – Missouri FFA State Leadership Medal Application.
- The Activity Checklist and the Living to Serve Project – Missouri FFA State Leadership Medal Applications are due on Friday, December 11 at 11:59 PM. The applications are housed on Google Forms, and those links are found under “Important Documents” on the right.
- Your living to serve project should be creative and sensitive to the parameters presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic.