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I am a teacher trying to restart an auto shop program. I purchased a truck in pieces and need to buy parts and tools.
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I am a teacher with a passion for cars and working with students.  My goal is to share that passion with students that are also gear heads.  There is little to no opportunity for students to do something other than take tests and prepare for college in high school at the moment, so I created a automotive club/step class that focuses on the importance and value of building and creating classic vehicles.  I have  talked with the school administrators and convinced them to allow me to spend 35 minutes each week during the school day to try and teach all that I have learned and know.  I have had to put up all the money so far to try and create this opportunity, but if I can pull together more funds, they will let me pilot a program and create an auto shop class for next year.  I have purchased a 53 five window Chevy pickup in pieces with my own money to show my commitment to the students and administrators, but that is all I can afford.  We are currently in need of some parts and mainly tools and a work space.  The money will allow us to create the necessary space to build this projects and show the school that this truck can be built.  The goal is to finish this truck, and begin the next project, all the while creating a place for students to spend time after school to work on their own cars and projects.  I can donate the time and dedication, but I no longer have money to donate to create this class or build this truck.  Please share this with as many as you can and help me revive the auto shop program that is so sorely missed at High Schools. 

Risks and challenges

Building a car with students has no set predictable time table. I hope to put the car together through out all of next year, if we are missing a hard to find part, or life just intrudes the time table will be pushed back sometimes exponentially longer. Administration oversight and intervention could push back the project as well.

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