Ford Helps Our Middle Schoolers Build Hybrid Cars

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Over 30 students from the Charter Middle School were mentored by Ford Motor Company volunteers as they built mock hybrid vehicles. Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade led the “learn and build” opportunity on June 29, during their last week of summer school.

“This partnership is an example of what can happen when we expand summer learning opportunities beyond the classroom,” said Martine Singer, Para Los Niños President & CEO. “We are extremely grateful for Ford’s commitment to our students and appreciate the mentorship they bring to our program every year. We always look forward to seeing what our students come up with in collaboration with Ford’s caravan of volunteers.”

This is the fourth year The Ford Fund, Ford’s philanthropic arm, has sponsored summer school at CMS and the vehicle build project.

“Learning can be so much fun and these programs prove that,” said Rob Kaffl, Western Market Area General Manager of Ford Motor Company. “The students really enjoy taking charge of their project and show much pride in their creations. Ford is honored to play a part in their education.”