WASHINGTON, D.C. — Austin Harris, a member of the Moulton-Udell FFA Chapter, recently attended the National FFA Organization’s 2013 Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 10-16.
The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth and community service. More than 2,200 students – up to 340 a week – from throughout the U.S. who are FFA members will attend of the of conference’s seven week-long sessions in June and July.
Created in 1969, and held annually in Washington, D.C., the conference helps students develop leadership skills, identify personal strength, develop awareness of societal differences and human needs and strategize how they can help others through community service. Throughout the week, each student develops a community-service initiative for their local community, with the intention of students returning home and implementing their plans.