The program began in 1975 with a pilot group of 4 seniors from West High School. It has evolved since then into a 10 member board that continues to foster business-youth communication but with an emphasis on volunteerism, career development, and business ethics.
Luncheon meetings are also scheduled with elected government officials, corporate Ford executives, and Rotary members. Additionally, students have the opportunity to attend the 2nd largest prayer breakfast in the nation where one Ford Dimension student presents a prayer for educators and students.
We now have over 500 Ford Dimension Alumni whose careers range from Catholic priest, Director of the New York Stock Exchange, International VP of Coors, Commander of the Kingfisher (nuclear minesweeper), pro football and baseball players to authors, actors, musicians, doctors, lawyers, educators and terrific moms and dads. In 1995 the Ford Dimension Alumni honored Jim Burke with the establishment of an Education Foundation in his name.