Students Are Empowered To Create Technology

National Nonprofit Mouse Empowers Students To Create With Technology & Celebrates Expansion Supported By Tri-State Ford

Mouse Hosts Interactive Celebration Event Showcasing Student-Led Technology Projects

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Tri-State Ford has partnered with Mouse, a national youth development organization, to expand technology education programs throughout the Tri-State region, including 10 schools in New Jersey, Staten Island and Long Island. Ford’s support helps Mouse reach hundreds of new students, teaching essential technology skills and expanding students’ knowledge of innovative practices like circuitry, game design and green technology.

As a national youth development nonprofit, Mouse empowers youth to use technology as a force for good to solve real problems and make meaningful change in their communities. Mouse is committed to increasing diversity in STEM and creates opportunities for youth from underserved neighborhoods to realize their potential—and the potential of technology—to create lasting change in their schools and communities and fuel the nation’s future. To date, Mouse has positively impacted nearly 40,000 students nationwide.

Today’s interactive celebration event showcased some of the Mouse projects and lessons that will help teach local students how to use technology as a tool to become creators, designers and makers in their communities. This partnership also highlights Tri-State Ford’s commitment to investing in the next generation of technology leaders, supporting STEM programs and curriculum at local and national levels. Ford funding for the project was made possible through a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia.

“On behalf of the educators and young learners we serve, Mouse thanks Tri-State Ford for its generosity and vision,” said Daniel Rabuzzi, Executive Director, Mouse. “The opportunities Tri-State Ford makes possible today are going to take root in these communities and flourish for decades to come.”

“The Tri-State Ford dealers are so proud of the area’s students who participated in this program and proud to be a sponsor,” said John Billard, Tri-State Ford FDAF Chairman. “At Ford we believe that investing in students and STEAM is investing in the next generation of our engineers, technicians, scientists, designers, automakers and innovators – to ensure a brighter future for our communities.”

About Mouse
Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. Mouse empowers all youth to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. We are committed to creating more diversity in STEM and opening opportunity for students from underserved communities across the country. Founded in 1997, Mouse programs have had a positive and lasting impact on nearly 40,000 students nationwide. Learn more at

About Tri-State Ford
The Tri-State Ford Dealers are based in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. With 94 dealerships in the area, offering and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles. We plan to be leaders in connectivity, smart mobility, and the customer experience. At the same time, we believe in supporting our community through charitable efforts focusing on education, first responders and community revitalization projects. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford Motor Company, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


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