SBPD Dragg Team – Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti
About Our Program
DRAGG is a collaboration with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the community to provide youth a unique learning experience and an introduction to a potential career path in the automotive industry. Students are taught by credentialed instructors and earn school credit for participation.
The DRAGG program arranges for guest speakers and class field trips to auto industry manufacturers, auto museums, and local fleet service shops.Young people will also have the opportunity to participate in various weekend community activities, car shows and raceway events.
DRAGG Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide an alternative to gangs and graffiti through a positive learning opportunity that teaches youth responsibility and respect for others in the unique environment of the automotive industry, while gaining hands on exposure to knowledge of automotive careers.
DRAGG after school program is a nonprofit youth-oriented automotive-based education program that is funded entirely through the donations from the community and volunteers. The program encourages youth to stay in high school and work toward graduation by providing incentives in the automotive industry.
The DRAGG vehicles are made possible by continued generous sponsorships and donations of numerous local businesses and individuals. Santa Barbara DRAGG program is an affiliate of DRAGG Inc.