About 150 high schoolers will participate in a day of learning about the science and business of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, thanks to a Long Beach Unified School District partnership with the Grand Prix Association and Banc of California.
Junior and senior students from Cabrillo, Jordan, Poly, McBride, Millikan, Sato and Avalon high schools were selected to spend the day at the Grand Prix on April 12 because they are studying engineering, green power and business at their schools.
“Our students gain valuable work-based learning experiences through our partnership with the Grand Prix Association and Banc of California,” said Peter Davis, LBUSD assistant superintendent of high schools. “Students enjoy an up-close look at how to build and maintain high-tech racecars, and they learn about the numerous businesses, services and occupations involved in a major event like the Grand Prix. The whole experience is a fun and exciting way to open students’ eyes to an array of career opportunities available to them.”
Students will tour race paddocks, the pit lane and Lifestyle Expo. They’ll also watch cars run on the track and hear guest speakers from the racing community, courtesy of Banc of California.
“Banc of California has supported LBUSD and our long- time client, the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, in its development and execution of their financial literacy programs for students,” said Chris Garcia, vice president of Community Development for Banc of California. “Together, we believe that with continued investment in our youth and communities we can make a difference in California.”