Anderson Composites has become a sponsor for the Acceler8 Education Program in the Los Angeles, California area, the company announced. The program offers hands-on automotive seminars for young men and women, aged 14-24, who are at risk of negative engagement with law enforcement. The program seeks to teach students leadership and life skills to help them enter the workforce, organization representatives said. Seminar classes are held in the vault of the Petersen Automobile Museum in Los Angeles.
The program is led by police sergeant Charles Woodruff and senior officer Derrick Boykins and staffed by a number of experienced volunteers. The goal is to develop positive relationships with law enforcement mentors, the organization said.
The students participate in classroom activities and work on project vehicles and learn how to use tools safely, auto body repair, painting, wiring, tire changing and other fundamental skills.
“The program works well with a class size of about a dozen to get hands-on experience with our carbon fiber products,” states Anderson Composites Brand Manager Zach Bohn. “We had students learn about the properties of carbon fiber and how to install a composite hood on a late model Mustang. Anderson Composites looks forward to educating younger enthusiasts about the automotive aftermarket industry and its opportunities.”