The vision of the Custom and Classic Educational Foundation is to bring-in and inspire future generations of youth into the car hobby.
Our objectives include acquiring and distributing information, resources, and educational opportunities within the community and welcome new enthusiasts to join the custom and classic car culture. Aside from the above, the Foundation will offer at least one scholarship per year to an applicant that the board has closely reviewed and partner with local shops whenever possible to create opportunities for young people to learn more about the cars they are passionate about.
The Foundation’s mission statement is as follows: The Custom and Classic Car Educational Foundation exists to promote and perpetuate custom and classic car culture and history to the public, along with encouraging and immersing a new generation of enthusiasts in the hobby and culture. We will strive to provide as many educational opportunities as possible for young adults and children to share in our passion.
- An annual car show will be established as a fund raiser and educational vehicle to help us meet our goals. Promotion will be ongoing throughout the year.
- The Car Show & Cruise Guide will provide editorial space for this charity as their donation. The Guide will distribute our literature at several automotive events. We hope the individual clubs and shows will then spread the word to their attendees.
- PR efforts will be established to reach non enthusiasts through traditional media, social media outlets, and the charities we help support.
- Expand on efforts to help promote SEMA Action Network’s mission of protecting and preserving our classic automobiles. Continue to promote SAN’s “National Collector Car Appreciation Day”.
- Offer annual business and car club memberships for this charity. Besides for financial assistance, these members will be encouraged to devote their own time in expanding on our mission.
- Offering “mini” scholarships for young adults to find out about choosing a career in classic car restoration. This will be done through McPherson College’s Auto Restoration Summer Institute. First year plans will include one opportunity. Through fund raising efforts, this charity will provide up to six slots starting in year two. Members will be encouraged to nominate potential candidates.
- Solicit area business owners to share their automotive passion and knowledge with children. Future plans will include local summer demonstrations and seminars that will spark an interest in a related career in this field.
- Encourage individual car owners and hobbyists to donate to the cause. This will be done by reminding them that if the hobby is to be preserved, we need to do a better job of reaching the youth.