“Having the opportunity to both meet these students and listen to thempresent projects to help us strengthen our communities has been both refreshing and encouraging,” said Shawn Thompson, manager, Ford multicultural marketing. “In the end, this program has allowed us to make an impact in the students’ education, their schools and their communities.”
Each finalist team also received funds to support the implementation of its ideas within itscommunity, in addition to iPads for each student member.
“All of these students and their proposals were phenomenal,” said Pamela Alexander, director, community development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “The process of narrowing the submissions down to just four was tough, so you can imagine how difficult it was to pick the winner.”
“We look forward to seeing these projects blossom and impact communities,” Alexander added.