Honda Hosting National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit

Honda will host 300 students from across the nation, as part of its sponsorship of the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit, taking place...
The Youth Leadership Summit is in conjunction with the National Urban League's 2018 National Conference that will take place Aug. 1-4, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is expected to draw about 20,000 people to the Columbus area.
The students attending the Youth Leadership Summit will take part in the following activities during Honda Day:

  • A tour of Honda's Marysville Auto Plant;
  • A tour of the Honda Heritage Center Museum and Technical Development Center;
  • An NSX experience where they will have an opportunity to learn from the Honda R&D engineers who helped create the Acura NSX supercar; and
  • A tour of the Transportation Research Center (TRC), the largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds in the U.S.

The students also will have discussions with Honda executives and associates who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and manufacturing (S.T.E.A.M).
"At Honda, we view it as our responsibility to help prepare the manufacturing workforce of the 21st Century, so we are excited to provide these future leaders some first-hand experience with our operations in Ohio," said Rick Schostek, executive vice president, Honda North America, Inc. "We look forward to discussing the important role technology and STEAM careers play today and into the future."
Schostek will kick off the week's events July 17, with remarks at the Ohio Union on the campus of OSU.
"The Youth Leadership Summit is one of the Urban League Movement's most important annual initiatives, and we depend upon committed and civic-minded partners like Honda who understand the importance of cultivating the next generation of business, civic and community leadership. Honda Day will be a tremendous opportunity for our young people to gain insight into the real-world application of the STEM disciplines that Urban League programs promote," said Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League.
Honda Manufacturing in the U.S.
Honda has one of the largest and most diverse U.S. manufacturing footprints of any international company operating in America. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 12 major U.S. manufacturing facilities, employing more than 20,000 associates in the production of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment products, Honda powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.
In 2017, Honda produced 1.2 million automobiles in the United States, and 65 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made locally, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $20 billion in its U.S. sales, manufacturing and R&D operations, including more than $4 billion in new manufacturing investment over the past four years.
Honda Corporate Social Responsibility
Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.
Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda's involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at



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