Ford Driving Dreams Through Education
LULAC FDD Best Practices Paper 2015
“Young girls with a high level sense of self-esteem,
creates infinite possibilities of making the world a better place.
Our students are conducting themselves with a sense of pride and
purpose because the want to do better for themselves.”
- Sherwin Ealy, Principal of AMIS LULAC Council 39004, Cincinnati, OH
“This program has helped me find out what I want to be,
it’s helped me because they showed me different opportunities.”
- Student from LULAC Council 2848, Anaheim, CA
Almost 40 percent of all Latino students who start ninth grade will not graduate with their peers four years later (source: Education Trust). With the intentions to turn around these troublesome
graduation statistics, Ford Motor Company Fund and LULAC National responded by establishing the Ford Driving Dreams Through Education; a program aimed to reduce the disparity in the high
school dropout rate among Latino youth. For the past four years, Ford Motor Company Fund and LULAC National have supported LULAC Councils and the communities they serve to design and implement localized solutions that address a critical need. What makes this program unique is that it gives LULAC Councils the flexibility to design programs/curriculum that take into account their respective education issues, resources, and support systems in their communities. LULAC Councils create top notch programs that help stimulate academic achievement, high school completion, and college enrollment all around the United States.
Check out the LULAC’s Ford Driving Dreams Through Education sites below!