The Ford Motor Company recently let us know that they would continue their annual support of our Clubs. Even increasing their annual gift to $15,000.00. The Ford Fund focuses their giving on programs that serve middle school aged youth, especially in areas that help with STEM education, job training, and leadership. Since our programming hits all of those marks–and our relationship with the local Ford dealership, Santa Maria Ford allows for field trips to learn about job opportunities, hands-on exploration of cars and automotive technology–our ongoing partnership with the Ford Fund is ideal.
Ford has chosen to sponsor our Youth of the Month program. This program honors one Member from each of our Club sites every month to be recognized for their character, their Club participation, or their personal growth. Club staff decide every month which Member is worthy of this honor and they are recognized at each of their Club sites for the month. Thanks to the funding from Ford, they receive the honor of sponsoring this sought after achievement and the local dealership also provides gift cards or other prizes for each member honoree.