Tuesday and Thursday After-School Programs:
Since Day One, DRIVE One's goal has been to deliver quality career-focused and project-based training to middle and high school students without access to traditional shop classes. That's why we commenced our program by opening our doors to students Tuesday and Thursday Night throughout the school year.
“Project: 4Real” is an afterschool program funded through the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation that provides students ages 12-18 with career and life training through simple projects. It focuses on helping students grasp four key concepts: Financial Literacy, Business, Life Skills, & Teamwork. These concepts are obtained through various
four-to-five week projects, including:
• Building a 1/24 Scale Model Car Kit
• Creating and Working on a Traxxas R/C Car as a "Race Team"
• Building a Project Brief and 1/5 Clay Model to Relaunch a Defunct Car Brand
• Designing and Welding a Pedal Car for the Detroit Autorama
• Working on a Ford Focus Four-Cylinder Race Car.
Project 4Real is the perfect after-school program those students who enjoy working with their hands, and want to participate in cool projects with real world influences.
Best of all, Project 4Real is FREE and open to from grades 7-12.
Thursday Night School:
Since 2012, DRIVE One has offered after-school programming on Thursday Nights as a "Night School" to further develop the skills and complete class project from traditional day school. Thursdays aren't just for providing students with the experience and skills employers need, it also lets them:
Develop their social skills
Build relationships with their peers
Be introduced to hiring employers and in-demand trade industries
Work on exciting projects from show cars to clay models
Participate in events, races, and competitions, including the Detroit Autorama and GoodGuys Nationals
& Join a family of like-minded people who want to be part of something meaningful
DRIVE One Thursdays also provides students with tutoring in core subjects to assure they maintain at least a "C" average in school.
Best of all, Tuesday and Thursdays programs are FREE and open to from grades 7-12.