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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Wee Deliver program conects students through writing letters

  • The Wee Deliver Program first started seven years ago, when Mary Hoffmann became advisor of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter.
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  • The Wee Deliver Program first started seven years ago, when Mary Hoffmann became advisor of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter.
     
    The purpose of the program is to connect high school students with elementary students by writing letters back and forth over the year in order to get to know each other better and to practice writing skills for the students.
     
    FFA members in grades 9-12 wrote letters to third grade students at their school. This month, students had an end of the year celebration with their Wee Deliver buddies, including a short game followed by a sharing of milk and cookies. Through this time, students were able to connect with their pen pals and teach them about FFA.
     
    This year, 74 FFA members from both Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s High Schools participated in this program. Students say they enjoy the program and want to see it continue in future years. Through the Wee Deliver Program, FFA members have the opportunity to be role models for elementary students, as well as, create friendships.
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