Food For America is an educational program focusing on agricultural literacy in elementary schools and communities. It is a program developed to assist FFA members and all agricultural education students in leadership skill development as they reach out to youth, peers and their entire communities by sharing the world of agriculture. Each unit has primary, upper elemtary lessons and a demonstration plan. Primary lessons are written for high school students to deliver to students in grades K-3. Upper elementary lessons are written for high school students to deliver to students in grades 4-6. Demonstration plans are hands-on activities for all ages to get students involved and learn by doing. They are set-up in an easy to follow bulleted format.
The objectives of the PALS program are to improve interpersonal, human relations and leadership skills through a long-term mentoring program. While participating in this program, both the mentors and the mentees develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of learning styles and develop strategies to encourage all students. Mentors acquire leadership and planning skills as they work as a team to develop individual and groups activities.