An organization focused on bringing automotive education to students is fundraising to help continue its mission.
Acceler8 is a unique automotive education program run by law enforcement veterans to help at-risk youth. It’s also the official education partner of the Formula DRIFT motorsports series and also a Petersen Automotive Museum workshop.
In 2021, Accler8 team worked with Formula DRIFT and the Petersen to pair students with automotive interests to build a bond with the mentors. The aim is to provide at-risk youth an alternative to street gangs and crime, helping them see employment opportunities in the automotive industry.
Acceler8 worked with more than 200 students across the country and is looking to expand its program. It is embarking on a new “Mobile Class” project, in which students receive hands on training. The project will allow the team to take the class to the students. Through a Rally Up campaign, Acceler8 hopes to raise sufficient funds to purchase a van, which will be specially equipped to bring all the tools needed for students to learn car maintenance and modification.
Visit acceler8education.org or go.rallyup.com/cc652d.