Ford Trucks and the Ford Motor Company Fund have announced that they will team with the Texas FFA (Future Farmers of America) Association this year, extending the company’s “Driving Skills for Life” program to all 1,000 Texas FFA chapters.
Texas is the biggest state in the country for the FFA Association, with membership in excess of 114,000 people. From March through June this year, each of the state’s 1,000 high school FFA chapters will complete Ford’s online Driving Skills for Life Academy, and then be eligible for a hands-on Ford driving clinic at this year’s Texas FFA State Convention in Dallas come July.
“Since 1997, Ford has awarded more than $8 million in college scholarships to FFA students nationwide, and today we are furthering our commitment by together striving to combat the leading cause of death for young people in the US through education and hands-on training,” said Ford Fund’s Global Manager for the Driving Skills for Life program, James Graham.
Ford has a history with the FFA Association stretching back almost 70 years. Apart from this Driving Skills for Life involvement, Ford will award more than 500 scholarships to FFA members this year.