On Monday Harvard Chevrolet donated a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to Harvard Community Unit School District 50. Harvard High School will use the vehicle for driver’s education classes.
Thanks to general manager Martin Figueroa and his staff at the Harvard Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership, students have the opportunity to learn with a modern vehicle.
Last fall District 50 Superintendent Dr. Corey Tafoya and chief financial officer Mike Prombo began seeking options to acquire a newer car for driver classes. In October, Prombo met with Figueroa at Harvard Chevrolet to discuss the possibility of the dealership donating a car.
Figueroa was eager to help. “We believe in our schools and community,” Figueroa said. “We donated the car to support our kids and their future.” The car’s value is over $16,000.
“This donation is the first time a car has been given to our program,” said driver’s education teacher Kyle Kruse. “The car will benefit students by providing them with a newer and safer vehicle. It also allows our students to learn behind the wheel of different vehicles.” Harvard High School offers driver’s education classes throughout the year with two cars available for student practice.
Superintendent Tafoya said, “Harvard Chevy has been a great supporter of the children of our community. No matter if it is the school district or a youth program, they always invest in the future of our community. Having this car will not only help our kids learn driving skills, but the savings will allow us to support other programs for students that enrich their educational experience in D50.”