SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 6, February 6, 2020

43 Companies Donate to Growing High School Build Program

By Ashley Reyes

  High School Builds
The SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program gives students valuable hands-on educational automotive experiences.
   

Forty-three leading aftermarket parts manufacturers and retailers are making it possible for the hundreds of students participating in the SEMA High School Vehicle Build Program to gain valuable hands-on educational automotive experiences.

Program sponsors are donating more than 280 different aftermarket products and serving as mentors so that more than 600 automotive students from 10 schools can customize five Jeep TJs and five Third-Generation Toyota 4Runners as part of their auto shop curriculum this spring. After completion, the vehicles will be auctioned off with program partner Bring a Trailer, with 100% of the proceeds being reinvested back into the program to expand its reach and fund another round of builds for the ’20–’21 school year.

“It’s our vision that the expansion of this program will inspire automotive shop class students nationwide,” said Katie Hurst, SEMA manager of youth engagement programs. “We thank our sponsors who have supported this program through product donations to help foster the next generation of aftermarket leaders and innovators.”

Aftermarket companies may still participate by filling out the product donation form. Submissions will be reviewed and accepted individually based on program alignment and need. Those interested in mentoring a school should contact Hurst at katieh@sema.org.  

Thank you to our sponsors:  

  • 4 Wheel Performance
  • Absolute Solutions – TRULERS
  • Airaid Inc.
  • Alloy USA
  • Amazon Automotive
  • Atturo Tire Corp.
  • Auto Custom Carpets Inc.
  • AVS
  • Azzy’s Design Works LTD
  • BOLT Lock
  • Bushwacker
  • Champion Seat Systems
  • Diode Dynamics
  • Doug Thorley Headers
  • DriV – Rancho Suspension
  • FUMOTO USA
  • Function and Form
  • Horizon Global
  • ICON Vehicle Dynamics
  • K&N Engineering
  • Katzkin Automotive Leather
  • Kleinn Air Horns
  • MEK Magnet
  • Omix-ADA
  • OPTIMA Batteries
  • ORACLE Lighting
  • Patriot Fastbacks
  • Pilot Automotive/ Rolling Big Power
  • PRP Seats
  • Rampage Products
  • Rugged Ridge
  • ScanGauge – Linear Logic
  • Scosche 
  • Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc.
  • Skyjacker Suspensions
  • Solo Motorsports Inc.
  • Steele Rubber Products
  • Superlift Suspension
  • Thermo-Tec High Performance
  • T-Rex Truck Products
  • Tuffy Security Products
  • Voodoo Ride
  • WARN Industries
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