“Our focus is on small organizations that are capable of doing big things”

– James Kurtenbach Marketing Director

“Our focus is on small organizations that are capable of doing big things”

– James Kurtenbach Marketing Director

Education is one of the three pillars of Schomp SPARK and has been since Schomp Automotive was founded. SPARK supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, vocational education, and teaching life skills and basic adult preparation.

If you want to apply to become one of the many Nonprofit Organizations we support, click on the button below.

 

Orginizations We Support

Schomp Honda Educator of the Year

We believe that educators are the unsung heroes of our communities. By establishing this award we hope to bring attention to the critical work they do and reward some of the most outstanding examples of the profession.

Young AmeriTowne

Reaching nearly 34,100 youth per year, Young AmeriTowne offers 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers from more than 421 schools across Colorado a fun, hands-on program to help their students learn about banking, business, economics and free enterprise. Created by Young Americans Center for Financial Education, AmeriTowne gives students an immersive, one-day, career experience in a lifelike town of 16 businesses. Schomp Honda participates with a scaled-down Parts and Service Shop at the Center’s Cherry Creek and Belmar branches where young “mechanics” learn about vehicle maintenance, expenses and revenue. The AmeriTowne program meets school district standards and benchmarks.

Public Education

Our CEO Aaron Wallace’s grandmother, Katherine (Kay) Schomp, served on the Denver Board of Education for 10 years. Schomp honors her legacy by supporting public education foundations in Englewood, Littleton, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Aurora. Our dealerships have funded teacher creativity grants, anti-bullying initiatives; afterschool programs; STEM labs; sponsored fundraising and after-prom events; provided live and silent auction packages; and provided vehicles for high school homecoming parades.

Denver Academy

For more than a decade, Schomp has supported Denver Academy (DA), founded in 1972 on the premise that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best. DA is dedicated to teaching diverse learners, including those with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. With small class sizes of just 12-14 students, faculty can teach to each student’s optimal level, allowing them to excel in their strengths while receiving the support they need in areas of challenge. In this positive learning environment, DA students are supported through a journey of self-discovery that helps them find their place in the world and realize their full potential. Prepared for a lifetime of success, more than 90 percent of DA’s students enroll in college or post-secondary education.

ACC Auto Technology Program

Attracting qualified automotive technicians who can meet Schomp’s standards for servicing our brands’ technologically advanced vehicles within our unique business philosophy can be challenging. Fortunately, the nation’s top-rated automotive training program is located nearby at Arapahoe Community College (ACC) in Littleton. The school’s two-year Automotive Technology program prepares students for post-graduation jobs in the auto industry with hands-on experience and workforce skills. Longtime Schomp employee Chris Calhoun has served on the program’s AYES (Automotive Youth Education Systems) advisory board for several years. He plays a key role by providing job-shadowing, entry-level tool kits, and a BMW X5 for classroom training. Schomp recruits automotive technicians enrolled in the ACC program.

Emily Griffith Technical College

Schomp also recruits auto techs from Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC). At the culmination of the college’s year-long celebration of its 100th Anniversary in 2016, an alumnus of the institution’s aviation tech program was awarded a three-year lease on a 2017 MINI Cooper. The Schomp Automotive Group donated the car for a drawing held in conjunction with the EGTC Foundation’s yearlong Alumni Rally. EGTC is affiliated with the Denver Public Schools and is Denver’s most affordable technical college offering more than 25 career and technical programs that have helped 1.6 million students on the road to quality, affordable education and career success. Living by Ms. Griffith’s motto, “For all who wish to learn,” the institution welcomes all people regardless of age, race or education level who wish to expand their horizons.

Firefly Autism School

Schomp Automotive sponsors Laugh Yourself Blue, a benefit fundraising gala for the Firefly Autism School, Colorado’s premiere autism therapy and behavior support program. Founded in 2003 with just 12 children and five therapists, the nonprofit enhances the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Firefly Autism provides both in-home and clinic-based services including consultation; physical and speech therapies; academics; and behavioral training for individuals with impaired social, sensory, and communication skills in a nurturing, holistic environment. Firefly also offers respite services for parents overwhelmed by job demands, family commitments and financial stress.

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation

Schomp BMW is a proud sponsor of the Booklovers Ball, a black-tie gala held in October to benefit the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, which supports the many programs and services of the Denver Public Library (DPL). Beyond books, the DPL is a bustling community center, offering free access to a wealth of information, resources for job seekers, and early learning programs that provide some of the first literacy experiences for young children that launch a life-long passion for reading. The Friends Foundation also provides resources that continue to preserve and make rare historical documents tracing our region’s growth accessible to the public.

Fire Truck & Muster

Each Father’s Day weekend, firefighting buffs of all ages line Historic Downtown Littleton’s Main Street in anticipation of the annual Fire Truck Parade & Muster. Schomp has presented this family favorite since 1985 in partnership with Mile High Hook Ladder, an all-volunteer antique fire truck club “dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of fire apparatus in America.” The free event starts with an impressive parade of antique fire trucks and modern-day fire/rescue apparatus rolling through downtown Littleton with lights and sirens, then musters at Arapahoe Community College, where people can climb in and on the rigs, take fire truck rides, be photographed with firefighters, take part in Junior Firefighter games, and experience a realistic Jaws of Life auto extrication and medical helicopter landing.

Colorado State Patrol, Alive at 25

Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for young people between the ages of 16 and 24. The seriousness of the problem has led Schomp Automotive to partner with the Colorado State Patrol since 2004 on the National Safety Council’s “Alive at 25” Defensive Driving Course, and “Take it to the Track” teen summer drag-racing program at Bandimere Raceway. Schomp donated a souped-up Honda Civic used to promote both programs. The tragic loss of two Arapahoe High School (AHS) students in auto accidents prompted Schomp to underwrite a seatbelt campaign in partnership with the CSP. We also funded an AHS student “Stoplight” key ring pledge campaign urging students not to drive if they’ve been drinking or taking drugs.

Education is one of the three pillars of Schomp SPARK and has been since Schomp Automotive was founded. SPARK supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, vocational education, and teaching life skills and basic adult preparation.

If you want to apply to become one of the many Nonprofit Organizations we support, click on the button below.