INDIANAPOLIS -- The National FFA Foundation has launched a new Web site to help teachers, parents and school leaders get the most from FFA's new LifeKnowledge leadership curriculum.



The Web site, www.ffa.org/ageducators/lifeknowledge, is tailored to specific audiences -- teachers, parents, school leaders, supporters and media -- with sections to help each group learn more about LifeKnowledge and what it can do for them.



"LifeKnowledge is a comprehensive program that teaches all students about premier leadership, personal growth and career success," says Kelly Horton, team leader, LifeKnowledge. "This Web site will give people more exposure to the hands-on teaching techniques in LifeKnowledge by making accessible sample resources. We believe the site will help get more people excited about the opportunities this curriculum brings to the classroom."



Along with news and information about LifeKnowledge, the website also offers a free monthly e-newsletter, LifeKnowledge AT WORK, which site visitors may view and obtain an online subscription. Designed with local teachers in mind, LifeKnowledge AT WORK features tips from teachers, education experts, leadership gurus, as well as a magnitude of other resources.



"The LifeKnowledge Web site and LifeKnowledge AT WORK newsletter are excellent resources for teachers and school leaders as well as information centers for parents and supporters," says Horton. "These tools will help users of the LifeKnowledge program excel and will help introduce LifeKnowledge to educators and other decision makers so that it may become more widely available to students across the country."



FFA is a national youth organization of 490,017 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,210 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.



SOURCE: FFA news release.