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Racing News: NHRA Announces Youth Program Schedule, AAAA Launches New Scholarship

By SEMA News Editors

NHRA Youth Program to Host 15 Live Events, 2 Pilot Programs in 2024NHRA Youth and Education Services

The NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program will host 15 live events and six virtual programs during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.

The NHRA YES Program will also hold two "Pilot Program" events during the 2024 season at a pair of NHRA Member Tracks: April 15 at Kansas International Dragway in Wichita, Kansas, and May 17 at Toronto Motorsports Park, in Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. The pilot program events will allow the two NHRA Member Tracks to host YES Programs for local schools in the community.

The YES Program invites students to NHRA national events to observe career chances within the motorsports field, while the pilot programs offer those same opportunities at tracks without a national event.

In 2023, the YES Program hosted more than 31,000 students at tracks across the country.

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African American Automotive Association Unveils Reyana Lobban Memorial Scholarship Fund

The African American Automotive Association (AAAA) has established the Reyana Lobban Memorial Scholarship Fund, an initiative designed to propel high school seniors toward success in the automotive industry.

Reyana Lobban AAAA Scholarship

Established in memory of Reyana Lobban, the scholarship is dedicated to students interested in automotive-related fields, encompassing a wide array of disciplines, such as marketing, design, journalism and photography, within the realms of trade schools, colleges and universities.

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