Students Helping Students

Rancho Cordova, CA  |  By Jennifer Rossiter, FFA
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Cordova High FFA students pulled together to help other students during the holidays by contributing gifts to those currently less fortunate. Shown left to right- Tyler Jenkins, Jennifer Rossiter, Agnes Budge and Christopher Nelson. Photo courtesy Cordova FFA

Cordova FFA Students Step Up for Others

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG) – This year our FFA Chapter hosted a very successful toy drive as we partnered with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District to donate toys for the holidays.

This holiday season Cordova High School FFA chapter and Agriculture Science Academy adopted a family from FCUSD Homeless Student Services. The students were more than excited to give back to other students that are currently experiencing homelessness. The officer team of the Cordova FFA chapter decided that they wanted to participate in this year’s holiday outreach program and requested that its 300 members join in the fun.

The students provided an overwhelming amount of support for this family. So much in fact that the Homeless Student Services office was able to share the donations with other students. In total the Cordova FFA Chapter supported 15 students this holiday season. The FFA Motto “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve “ is the embodiment of Cordova FFA. 

The growing Agriculture Education program at Cordova High School  is a four-year pathway starting at the 9th grade.  Using Agriculture as the learning vehicle, students build science skills and knowledge through exciting hands-on and interactive lessons.  The students are also members of the Cordova FFA Chapter where they maximize their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  The FFA offers a variety of events and activities that allow students to travel and compete for awards and scholarships at the local, regional and state level.  The Agriculture Education program maintains and utilizes a school garden for a variety of lessons.  In addition, they have several community partners for outdoor education including Soil Born Farms and the American River Parkway Foundation. 

For more information about FFA contact Mr. Bret Harnden at 916-294-2450, ext. 810382.