|For Immediate Release
December 4, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
120 STUDENTS INVITED FOR AN INSIDE LOOK AT FORD REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR GANG PREVENTION INCENTIVE
ORANGE COUNTY – Ford Motor Company (Ford) invited 120 elementary and middle school at-risk students to visit its Irvine design facilities Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, as an incentive for positive behavior, perfect attendance, and staying out of gangs. To earn this reward, the students met a challenge to have no unexcused absences, criminal activity or arrests, violence or weapons on campus, and gang-related clothing, writing, or behavior.
During their visit to the Ford Irvine headquarters, students will be among the first to see the all-new Ford Mustang which will have debuted globally on Dec. 5, 2013. They will spend time with Ford’s design team learning about the studio design process of concept cars including the Shelby Cobra Concept, Bronco Concept, Start Concept, Bullitt Mustang, and the Hot Wheels Transit Connect and will also interact with Ford employees in a variety of games and activities with prizes. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Taco Bell.
Media interested in attending are asked to arrive at the Ford building by 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, and may RSVP via email to Orange County District Attorney Spokesperson Farrah Emami at Farrah.Emami@da.ocgov.com or to Rosana Torres at Rosana@fsbcorestrategies.com.
Ford has teamed with Orange County law enforcement in the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP), which aims to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in gang crimes by identifying at-risk youth, increasing school attendance, and decreasing gang activity.
“Ford is proud to continue expanding our partnership with OC GRIP on behalf of these local students,” said Tom Brewer, general manager of Ford Motor Company West Market Area. “Through this program, right before our eyes, our team has seen children become more engaged with learning. It demonstrates the change we can make in our communities when local organizations like Ford and OC GRIP partner together.”