Student Projects

“Service before self" is the motto of Ford Dimension and Dream Builders. Each year our student leaders are broken into 4 teams and paired with corporate sponsors and community advisors to create, develop and implement significant civic projects. At an Awards Night in early spring the teams compete for monetary awards that they donate back to a community organization of their choice.
It’s a win-win for all Involved!

These projects would not be possible without the assistance of various non-profit organizations that serve as Community Partners to our program. These organizations provide expertise, guidance, resources, venues, and collaborations for our students’ service projects.

Thank you Community Partners!


2022 Projects

Team The Garlic Company
Team Bank of the Sierra
Team Dignity Health
Team Area Energy
Jim Burke Education Foundation, The Garlic Company

Team The Garlic Company

Hope for Our Heroes – In collaboration with Kern Veterans Association, Portrait of a Warrior Gallery and Honor Flight, the team created a comprehensive pamphlet on resources for Kern veterans. They also designed a PSA highlighting local military heroes.

Covid Creations - The Garlic Company
Team Nutritious Delicious - The Garlic Company
Jim Burke Education Foundation, Bank of the Sierra

Team Bank of the Sierra

Clutch – To educate young drivers on how to handle non-injury accidents and car emergencies, the team created informative videos and a CLUTCH card for wallets with vital information on a QR code. The Bakersfield Police Department promotes this card.

Website  •  Instagram  •  YouTube

Jim Burke Education Foundation, Dignity Health

Team Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals

Unplug & Unlock – Partnering with The Playful Space and the Kern County Library, the team filmed a video on the dangers of social media. A Family Fun Day at Yokuts Park let youth unplug from phones and unlock their creative talents.

S.T.A.N.D. for Dogs, Team AERA Energy LLC
Full STEAM Ahead Team AERA Energy LLC
Jim Burke Education Foundation, Area

Team Aera Energy LLC

Kickin' It with the Kids – The goal was to reconnect kids with fun sports. Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club, the team created three sports days teaching soccer, basketball, and volleyball skills along with teamwork and sportsmanship.