Lost Angels Children’s Project (LACP) is an after school program to engage at-risk youth through mentorship and skills training in classic car restoration. Recently AMS Fulfillment donated a forklift to LACP to be used as a training tool. The youth themselves will make the necessary repairs to make the forklift operable, and once repaired it will be used to train and certify the students. By this donation, AMS is happy and grateful to play a part in breaking the generational poverty and serving disadvantaged students in their development of skills.
Aaron Valencia, founder and Executive Director of LACP, is a custom classic car builder who creates amazing, award-winning cars. His passion for helping youth, stemming from his own difficulties growing up, led to him creating LACP to help disadvantaged youth by teaching them how to work on classic cars and learn other skills that are transferrable into industry. Aaron’s goal is to provide young people with the tools they need to succeed and help open doors and opportunities that improve their quality of life.
LACP prepares disadvantaged youth for a successful career, working hand in hand with Northrop Grumman to ensure they are well prepared for a successful future in the aerospace field. The program includes both a six-week apprenticeship and six-week on-the-job training. During the apprenticeship the students learn shop skills and get hands-on training. The students also receive forklift training and certification. During on-the-job training, the apprentices can receive 15-16 dollars an hour and apply their skills toward classic car restoration. The skills that the students learn are designed to be transferrable to use on the job in aeronautics, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing.
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2022 Custom Car Giveaway!!!
- Readers are encouraged to participate in a drawing to support LACP and have an opportunity to win a restored classic! This year the winner will receive a 1962 Chevrolet C10 Pickup!
- When you visit the link below and purchase a 2022 Giveaway Poster, you will receive a ticket entering you into the drawing to win.
- 100% of the proceeds from poster sales will be used to employ and empower transition-age youth in their vocational training from Lost Angels Children’s Project in classic car restoration.
- The giveaway is Labor Day Weekend at the 19th Annual Ventura Nationals Custom Car & Motor Cycle Show on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022!
Click this link for details and to enter the drawing.