Ford Partnering with Texas FFA Association for Driving Skills for Life
Ford Trucks and the Ford Motor Company Fund will be teaming with Texas FFA Association to sponsor the upcoming edition of the Driving Skills for Life program in its tour through Texas.
According to Ford, 1,000 Texas high schools that are FFA chapters will participate in the Driving Skills for Life Academy between now and June, and after the completion of the included online courses, Texas FFA Association members will be able to sign up to participate in an exclusive driving clinic that will take place at the 88th Texas FFA State Convention in July.
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“At Ford, we take great pride in promoting safe driving habits to young people, and are excited to team up with the Texas FFA to sponsor this fun, interactive curriculum,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “As both our largest truck market and home to the largest FFA membership base, Texas is a natural choice to host this exciting extension of the Ford-FFA relationship.”
During the Driving Skills for Life program, students will be able to don Ford’s drunk driving and drugged driving suits, which teach them the negative effects of attempting to drive under the influence of alcohol or other harmful substances.
Texas houses the largest FFA organization in the country with a total of 1,050 local chapters and north of 11,400 members.
Ford also announced that it will provide more than 500 scholarships to FFA members this year.
“FFA and Ford have a longstanding history, having worked together for nearly 70 years,” said Aaron Alejandro, executive director, Texas FFA Foundation. “With more than 1,000 chapters across the state, we believe a significant impact can be made in creating awareness of the dangers facing newly licensed drivers and, more importantly, providing necessary skills for safe driving habits.”
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