Ford Driving Dreams Tour Launches for 3rd Year in North Texas

A high-energy pep rally announcing that the North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund have teamed up to deliver more than half a million dollars in education resources to students in North Texas. This brings Ford’s community investment in North Texas to nearly $2 million since the Ford Fund and area Ford dealers launched their unique collaboration in 2013.

Ford Driving Dreams

Ford Driving Dreams

The new initiatives focus on promoting reading at an early age and helping students graduate from high school on time, and go to college. This year, scholarships will be available in nearly 100 high schools throughout North Texas. Nationally recognized empowerment speaker Roy Juarez, Jr. whose powerful story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens, will kick off the program at a pep rally.

This builds on the important initiative that launched in 2013. This initiative incentivizes students through scholarship opportunities and prizes to graduate on time and enroll in college. This is a unique collaboration that will award approximately $365,000 in scholarships to students that live where Ford operates. Every dollar invested by individual Ford dealers has been matched by Ford Motor Company Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, making it possible for each dealer to award $6,000 in scholarships to high schools in their vicinity.

The program allows participating Ford dealers the opportunity to connect with their local communities and ensures that Ford’s educational efforts are reaching the expansive North Texas community– from Dallas and Farmers Branch to Palestine. The scholarships will be administered by Stars on the Rise, an education initiative by the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Ford Driving Dreams Pep-Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:15am CST

WHERE: Moises Molina High School Auditorium
2355 Duncanville Road
Dallas, TX 75211

WHO: Roy Juarez, motivational speaker
Sam Pack, chairman, North Texas Ford Dealers Advertising Fund
Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund
Joe Avila, community outreach manager, Ford Motor Company Fund

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