Why You Need to Go to WLC Right Away
Washington Leadership Conference is arguably the best experience available to FFA members. Since 1969 members from across the country have been learning to “do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” You probably don’t need much convincing to want to attend, but you should at least know what’s in store for you when you arrive to D.C.
Buddy up with FFA celebs
A number of state and national officers go on to become WLC facilitators. You could luck out with one of your favorites as a community group leader. They can offer years of FFA wisdom, incredible friendship, and can be a great resource to have down the road.
Experience Washington D.C.
There’s a whole bunch of famous sights to visit including the Capitol, the Smithsonians, Library of Congress, Newseum, Holocaust Museum, or the Lincoln Memorial. The city is filled with history like you wouldn’t believe. Being able to explore means you’ll have tons of great photos to share on social media.
Develop your L.T.S. plan
The cornerstone of WLC is developing your Living To Serve plan. A key part of the FFA motto, “living to serve” has a deep meaning. Throughout the week you’ll grow your skills as a servant leader and develop a plan to take back to help your chapter or community.
Make friends for life
The friends made at WLC could turn into your friends for life. You may eventually serve as state officers together, attend the same college, or end up in the same career. Don’t be afraid to add people on Facebook and keep in touch through the years.
Give back to the local community
One of the most enriching parts of WLC is the service project to conclude the week. It can change to fit the needs of the D.C. community best, but some common examples include packing meals or stuffing backpacks with school supplies for children in need. Those things that will definitely give you the warm and fuzzies.
If you don’t believe me, just check out some of these FFA members who loved their WLC experience.