Ford NGL STEAM High School Community Challenge

Ford Motor Company reached out to Ford Next Generation Learning high school career academies and Powered by Ford STEAM Academies requesting proposals for the second year of an innovative grant-making initiative titled The Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge: Building Sustainable Communities. At Ford, we understand that to be a truly sustainable organization, we must play an active role in the larger community and help to address a wide range of vital issues—from education to safety to mobility.

This initiative is designed to empower students to design projects using a STEAM approach to catalyze sustainable solutions that address critical issues in their communities.

Winning proposals creatively addressed tangible, unmet needs surrounding the issue of building a sustainable community. Participants were urged to think broadly and explore a variety of potential topics, including infrastructure and workforce needs, education pipeline issues, design issues, new approaches to student volunteerism, etc., with a STEAM focus.


Congratulations to 2017's winners! To learn more about this contest, and other programs,
visit the Ford Next Generation Learning site for more information.


$20,000 Winner

White Creek FFA Solar Powered Hydrogen
White Creek High School/ White Creek Alternative Energy

$10,000 Winner

Lighting Up our Community with Solar Power
Guilford High School/EMITT & BAMIT Academies

$5,000 Winners

(CITEC) Community IT Engagement Center
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial ECHS

Newton College and Career Academy

Bartow High School/IB

Harlingen High School South/ Engineering Club


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