UPKids Wheels Program
The UPKids Wheels program is an effort by UPKids and the CCISD Auto Tech program to provide used cars to families in the community in need of them. UPKids accepts donated cars from individuals, banks, car dealerships and other businesses. They then bring the cars to the Auto Tech students, who perform repairs and safety checks on the vehicles. These reconditioned cars are then given to the families who need them for only the cost of the new parts. This program is of great benefit to both the families who need the vehicles and the Auto Tech students who get the benefit of learning while knowing that they are helping others.
For more information on UPKids and their Wheels program, you can visit their website at www.upkids.com.
Lake Superior Pro Rally
Every October the Lake Superior Pro Rally takes place. This race starts south of Houghton near the L’Anse area and continues north through the Keweenaw Peninsula. Before the race, the cars have to be inspected, and the Auto Tech students volunteer to perform these inspections.
If you would like to learn more about the Lake Superior Pro Rally, you can visit their website at www.lsprorally.com.