Ford’s commitment to future innovation and equality continues to grow. The automaker recently made a generous donation of more than 40 laptops to the Girls in Engineering Academy in an effort to help give middle-school-age girls better access to science, engineering, and technology resources.
These laptops will enable young women to have access to the internet for their studies, making their academic lives easier and giving them a better chance of making it to college.
The Girls in Engineering Academy is based out of Detroit, and was created by the Engineering Society of Detroit back in 2017. Their goal is to enable young women to more-easily pursue careers in the fields of science and technology. The academy hosts year-long programs dedicated to various scientific fields, as well as to mathematics and engineering. Their classes are currently being taught remotely, further necessitating the availability of portable technology like laptops.
Gerald O. Thompkins, the program director at GEA, believes that Ford’s laptop donation will go a long way toward supporting kids from lower-income families and communities in the Metro Detroit area. We here at Laird Noller Lawrence Ford of Lawrence, Kansas, applaud the ongoing efforts of Ford to improve the learning opportunities for the middle-school girls of Detroit. Every time Ford gives back to the world community, it once again proves that its mission goes far beyond simply producing reliable vehicles. Celebrate the altruistic spirit of this automaker when you stop by our dealership to test-drive a shiny new Ford.