Black Panther car rolls into J.N. Ervin as part of ‘career day on wheels’


Students at J.N. Ervin Elementary School got a closeup look at Dallas Police cars, a DART bus and one special vehicle few get to see in person – one of the 10 Lexus LC500 cars used in the movie Black Panther – complete with simulated scratches and bullet holes.

During the “Career Day on Wheels,” students talked to police officers and DART representatives, as well as Toyota employees who, along with the special Lexus coupe, brought a more standard version and a giant Toyota Tundra pickup.

Toyota has a special partnership with Ervin Elementary that includes pairing students with company employees who help them read through TutorMate, an online tutoring program.

“For over three years, the African American Collaborative of Toyota has been at the forefront helping to bridge the gap between northern and southern communities with creative ways of learning,” said Tom Hayden, a manager in Dallas ISD’s Strategic Initiatives and External Relations.

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