Escape the Vape Newsletter

Escape The Vape – Curriculum

“Escape the Vape” donated their $250 Community Impact Aware to Emerson Middle School. The act of vaping is increasing in teenagers at an alarming rate. In 2018, about 3.8 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes. These devices are meant for adults trying to stop their bad habit of … Read More...

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Hidden In Plain Sight Video – Team The Garlic Company

Team: The Garlic CompanyProject: In Plain Sight “Hidden In Plain Sight” was created by 8 high school seniors who participated in the student leadership program, Ford-Dream Builders (class of 2018). Their video and curriculum about this serious issue will be implemented in all health classes in the Kern High School … Read More...

Greetings from Bakersfield Book

Greetings from Bakersfield Book

CLICK HERER TO VIEW THE FULL BOOK IN FLASH “Greetings from Bakersfield” book was a photo book developed by the Dream Builder Area Energy LLC Team of 2019. By demonstrating the diversity, passion, and vibrancy of our community, we hope to improve Bakersfield’s image and promote pride in where we … Read More...

Escape the Vape

Escape The Vape – KGET 17 News Coverage

“Some local students paid a visit to Emerson Middle School to teach students how to escape the vape. The rally was held to educate younger students about the risks of vaping.Although vaping doesn’t product smoke like traditional cigarettes, health experts have been raising the alarm about the chemicals used.” “Escape the … Read More...

Class of 209

THE CLASS OF 2019 IS HERE!

Introducing the 2018-2019 class of Ford Dimension and Dream Builder student leaders. These 32 achieving high school juniors will be part of our youth leadership programs during their senior year. Together they will continue the legacy of Jim Burke’s generosity and civic spirit by developing and implementing four significant community service … Read More...

Karla Naval Academy

Student Update – Karla Guzman – Naval Academy

Karla Guzman, 18, of Ridgeview High School, has received an early offer of admission for the Naval Academy and has chosen to accept that appointment. Karla was also accepted to the Military Academy at West Point. The Nomination has come from our Congressman, Kevin McCarthy. It’s her way of saying … Read More...

Salute to Dealers

Salute to Dealers

Salute To Dealers is a Ford Motor Company initiative that recognizes and honors Dealer Principals who dedicate their time and resources to help improve the lives of those in need. The impact these Dealers have on their communities is extraordinary! Each year, as a group, they provide support for so … Read More...

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Service Over Self

Meet our 5 students, who received special recognition for “Service Over Self” at the Awards Night. Michael Del Mundo – Mikie Hay Scholarship Caleb Garcia – Jim Burke Education Foundation Scholarship Bailey Sweaney – Jim Burke Education Foundation Scholarship Molly Soper – Valley Republic Bank Scholarship Jada Ochoa – Valley … Read More...