Duno's "Milka Way" Program Strives to Inspire Students

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 20, 2010) - Just prior to the start of on track preparation for her fourth consecutive Indianapolis 500 on May 30, IndyCar driver Milka Duno, through her "Milka Way" program, spoke to students and staff during an assembly at Indianapolis-based Christel House Academy about the value of education and the importance of giving back to the community.

Duno's visit with the kids at Christel House Academy is not the only example of her passionate outreach - just the most recent. She has taken this message across the USA and around the world to motivate students and help them understand the importance and value of education.

Six years ago Duno created the "Milka Way" program to inspire and motivate children and students to "Aim for the Stars" and achieve academic excellence.

A qualified Naval Engineer, Duno has four master's degrees - in Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Aquaculture and Maritime Business - earning the last three degrees simultaneously.

"I'm very passionate about educations and I want to do everything I can to inspire kids to study hard and aim for the stars!" says Duno.

In Malaysia earlier this year for s speaking engagement commemorating International Women's Day Duno visited with children in Kuala Lumpur. In January, she spoke with students and staff at Union High School in Laredo, TX. While in California for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach she spoke at two schools - Hollenbeck Middle School in East LA and to engineering students at California Polytechnic University in Pomona.

In addition to visits in cities across the USA and in Malaysia, Duno has spoken with children and students in Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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