Boys and girls at Today’s Harbor for Children have the opportunity to participate in the FFA Agriculture Program. The agriculture program is housed in a 4,000 square foot barn on campus that was completed in 2013. The young adults at Today’s Harbor for Children are encouraged to raise these animals, ranging from chickens to steers, as way to cultivate independence, compassion and responsibility.
We developed this program after scientific studies found caring for an animal is therapeutic and breeds loving and affectionate behavior.
Raising an animal teaches children to be accountable and, if their animal sells at auction, a sense of accomplishment and hard-earned savings that can help support them on their new life path. The auction is a crucial part of our program, as it gives our community an opportunity to support, encourage and donate to the children at our organization for their hard work.