Made for Excellence: A Personal Growth Experience for Sophomores  
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Conference Overview      
Leadership starts with the individual. This program focuses on personal growth and capitalizes on the wisdom, courage, and strength students need to be successful as individual leaders. Made for Excellence is a one-day experience open to ALL sophomore Texas FFA members and will be held in conjunction with the Building Excellence and Executing with Excellence conferences. Information for 2023-2024 will be released soon! The same conference will be hosted at all locations across Texas on each of the different dates.

Why should I come?
- Called "Texas FFA's best kept secret" by advisors
- One of the few advanced, state level opportunities to ALL students! (Qualifying it as a "state day" in local school districts) 
- Facilitated by prominent former FFA members, including state and national officers
- Rejuvenation for the chapter
- 3-in-1 stop 
- Section C of TEKS
- Texas FFA scholarship application 
- Chapter award applications

Students will be able to...
1. Define leadership and identify characteristics that make a strong leader.
2. Identify the significance of choices made everyday.
3. Identify their own strengths and implement strategies for utilizing teammates' strengths.
4. Identify their interests and find opportunities their interests and strengths create.
5. Understand the importance of continual growth and identify areas in their life to develop. 
6. Utilize goal setting techniques to capitalize on opportunities.
7. Develop a plan of action to execute an opportunity over the next year.
8. Discuss leadership and planning topics with others.

2023-2024 Conference Details      
Who:
Made For Excellence is open to ALL sophomore Texas FFA members.

When and Where: 
October 2nd - West Texas A&M University
Registration Close: September 22, 2023 @ 11:59pm
 
October 16th - Midwestern State University
Registration Close: October 6, 2023 @ 11:59pm
 
November 13th - Texas A&M University-Commerce
Registration Close: November 3, 2023 @ 11:59pm
 
January 5, 2024 - Stephen F. Austin State University
Registration Close: December 20, 2023 @ 5:00pm
 
January 22, 2024 - Texas A&M University-College Station
Registration Close: January 12, 2024 @ 11:59pm

Facilitators: 
2023-2024 Texas FFA State Officers

Attire:
Official dress

Materials Students Need to Bring:
None; materials and lunch are provided

Registration: 
Advisors register students for the conference through the Texas FFA roster system. Cost for attendance is $60 per student. 

2017-2018 Highlights      


Students ability to define leadership increased by an average of 39.5% following participation in MFE.

Students increased an average of 34.4% in their ability to identify their strengths. 

Students increased an average of 40.5% in utilizing goal setting techniques to capitalize on opportunities.  

   
 
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If you have any questions, please contact the Texas FFA office, at ashlee@texasffa.org. 
 
   

     
     
 
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