The Long Beach Unified School District will partner once again with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach and Banc of California to bring 150 high school students for a day of learning at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 8.
Junior and senior students studying engineering and business from Avalon, Browning, Cabrillo, Jordan, McBride, Poly, Reid and Sato high schools, as well as CAMS, have been selected to attend.
"We’re excited that our high school students will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Long Beach Grand Prix this year,” said Jay Camerino, LBUSD assistant superintendent for high schools. “It’s a great opportunity for students to learn about an array of careers. Students will see how business concepts, science and engineering are fundamental in the building, maintenance and racing of high-tech cars.”
Students will tour race paddocks, where teams prepare their cars for the track, as well as the Lifestyle Expo. They’ll also watch cars run on the track, enjoy lunch and hear guest speakers from the racing community, courtesy of Banc of California.
“Banc of California is committed to equipping our next generation with the skills, knowledge and resources to empower them to make sound personal financial decisions,” said Chris Garcia, vice president of community for Banc of California. “Our goal is to provide financial empowerment seminars that the students can implement the guidance provided to make good financial decisions and to develop responsible financial behaviors.”