342 North Dakota FFA members applied for a blue jacket through our program Blue Jackets, Bright Futures. The program provides the iconic corduroy jacket to members who may not have the financial resources and/or to those who have displayed the qualities and values of the FFA including leadership and personal growth.
Members in grades 7-10 participated in an essay contest for the chance to earn a jacket, and each jacket given through this program is sponsored by a donor. Any individual can become a jacket sponsor with a contribution of $74. While the application period closed on November 6th with a total of 342 applications, the ND FFA Foundation is only able to provide 260 blue jackets, which will be given to recipients in January 2019 at the ND FFA Winter Leadership Conferences in Bismarck, ND.
“We would not be able to provide these jackets without the generous contributions from our incredible donors,” says Tamra Maddock, Executive director of the ND FFA Foundation. “We are so thankful for the support so many have shown. It is their sponsorship that will allow 260 North Dakota students to receive their very own iconic blue corduroy jacket in January.”
If you are interested in sponsoring a jacket for the 2020 Blue Jackets, Bright Futures program, you can donate a jacket(s) online by clicking here.