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Upcoming Shop Rat Foundation Events

Henry Ford Museum & Ford Factory Tour Field Trip

Each year, students participating in the Shop Rat Education Program Introductory classes are provided an opportunity to visit the Henry Ford Museum and participate in the Ford Factory Tour. There is no additional cost to students to participate in this trip, which will take place on Saturday, May 30th from 8:00-4:30. Permission slips will be sent home with students, as well as provided through a link on this newsletter. To better prepare for the trip and pre-purchase tickets, we request that parents register students participating in the trip through the website, http://shoprat.org/event-registration/?ee=52.


Please see below for important information regarding the trip:


  • The bus will be leaving from and returning to our Jackson classroom location, CMF (2500 W. Argyle, Jackson, MI 49202)
  • Students from Jackson, Ingham and Lenawee Counties will depart from this location on this bus.
  • The bus will depart promptly at 8:30 and return at 4:30. Families will be responsible for timely drop-off and pick-up of students.
  • Students will need to bring a packed lunch that does not refrigeration or the use of a microwave.
  • Please DO NOT send money for souvenirs. We are on a tight schedule and will not have an opportunity for students to shop.
  • Students must have a signed permission slip to attend.


*Thanks to the tremendous parent response, all chaperone spots are full for this trip.

Click HERE to access the field trip permission slip

Shop Rat Foundation's Year End Celebration

Friday, June 5th, 4pm

12626 U.S. 12

Brooklyn, MI

Help us celebrate another amazing year and recognize our fantastic students and sponsors. We will have samples of this year's projects on display, present certificates and provide dinner.

Due to limited seating, we kindly request that attendees are limited to current sponsors, students that participated in our after school classes between October 2014 and May 2015 and their immediate families.

Please contact Kelly Burr through email at kburr.shoprat@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The Shop Rat Foundation, Inc.

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among youth through innovation and outreach. Through the Shop Rat Education Program, 3,000 youth, enrolled in grades 6-12 will participate in interactive opportunities allowing them to gain exposure to, explore and prepare for manufacturing and skilled trades careers annually.