The FFA Blue Jacket Program was created in 2012 to offer all FFA Chapters in San Joaquin County the opportunity to receive up to two jackets a year to be used as chapter jackets within their programs. The Foundation Board of Directors assessed the need for jackets in local chapters and decided to put this program into action. We want to ensure that each FFA student has the opportunity to participate in competitions and local activities even if they do not own their own jacket. Each FFA Chapter is sent an application for this program in August. We ask questions to see how involved their chapter is in their school and community, what they have accomplished in the past year and their goals for the upcoming year. The Board of Directors then reviews these applications and awards jackets to chapters that they feel are dedicated to promoting agriculture and active in their school and community. Members of the board then attend local chapter FFA meetings to present the awarded chapters with their jackets and to tell them about the scholarship opportunities available through the Foundation. Each jacket gets a Foundation patch pressed on the inside of the jacket, so they will always remember where it came from.
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