We held our first true high school FFI meeting during the school day. Twenty-five students were in attendance, which is roughly 3/4ths of the larger group.
We started our meeting with a name game that was modeled at statewide AmeriCorps 4-H training: standing in a large circle and tossing a stuffed animal around the group while saying the receiver’s name loudly. The students knew most everyone’s names, but some of them remarked that it was a helpful activity just to give them some time to be standing and active.
After the activity, we met and discussed a schedule moving forward, which the students were very engaged in. We also voted to join the 4-H Healthy Living Club wellness challenge, which runs from November to May, and elected a tracking officer to help lead the group.
At the end of our meeting, the students tasted Cabbage Chips (similar to Kale Chips). While most of the students thought the chips were ‘okay’, a lot of the students said that they would eat them again, perhaps with different seasonings. The students were satisfied with the meeting and excited to continue coming to FFI.