In case you haven't heard of it, Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) is an educational program of Ford Motor Company Fund that helps students learn; NGL requires students to design projects using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) and, recently, the American automaker has awarded $50,000 to six high school career academies to start sustainable student-led projects to meet community challenges

 

 

The winning entries were sustainable, student-led proposals that combine community organizations with school resources to address real-life issues in their local area. 1st place got $20,000, 2nd got $10,000, and 3rd got $5,000 to make their dreams a reality.

The first-place winners' proposal was to develop a smartphone app that allows people in disaster areas to be able to communicate with emergency response teams, friends, and family in the event of an emergency. The project is called The Text of Least Resistance and it aims to crowdsource Wi-Fi around the area where the disaster is occurring.

The rest of the teams had great ideas as well and we urge you to look them up. If you're more interested in what the automaker has to offer for vehicles, come check out our selection of new Ford models today. We hope to see you soon.

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