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  Kids/Youth Sector
Welcome to AvScholars' Kids/Youth Sector.

The Kids/Youths Sector provides kids/youth interested in an aviation/aerospace career with a communication platform of resources and tools. This sector will also help parents, teachers, and educators by allowing them to assist in their children and students education by directing them to appropriate resources for guidance and support.
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From time to time, AvScholars receives information that may be of special interest to kids/youth and their parents. We will post that information here for your convenience. Know of an upcoming activity or event of interest to kids/youth, contact us.
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The AvScholars' Kids/Youth Photo Gallery showcases photos of future aviators.

Online Mentors
Ask the online mentors about their educational, personal, and career experiences by clicking on their photo or name. Only questions about mentoring will receive a reply. Requests for advice about personal circumstances (such as accounting, legal, medical issues) should consult a professional.
Organizations and Resources
Provided below is a list of organizations that encourages kids/youth to pursue a career within the field of aviation/aerospace. Visit their web site to learn more about their organization, programs, and services offered, and possibly join as a member.

This list is not all inclusive and please read our Terms & Conditions regarding links to external web sites. If you would like to add your organization to this list, contact us.
This grass-roots flying organization is well on its way to arranging orientation rides for 1 million young people by Dec. 17, 2003.
Part of Learning For Life, this career orientation organization encourages the chartering of young adult groups by Soaring Clubs and FBOs. Young men and women can get outdoors service experience and familiarity with aviation, while adding to the ranks of young soaring pilots.

AvKids is a program designed to educate elementary school students about the benefits of business aviation to the community and the career opportunities available to them in the business aviation industry.
This USAF auxiliary organization caters to aerospace-minded youth ages 12 to 21. The joint SSA-CAP glider program offers a structured flight experience for CAP cadets, as well as liability and workman's compensation protection for Civil Air Patrol orientation pilots. During the summer, Civil Air Patrol offers multiple Flight Academies nationwide providing actual flight training.
    Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP)
The goals of OBAP are to motivate black youth to become educationally prepared for life, to increase minority participation in aviation through exposure, training, mentoring, and scholarships; to encourage networking among black pilots; to increase the number of black pilots hired by airlines; and to assist the black airline pilot with special needs and concerns.
    Soaring Society of America (SSA)
This organization inform youth at large about the sport of soaring, encourage them to join SSA, develop the soaring skill of young SSAers with training grants, camps & contests, and reward the achievements of young SSAers with awards, prizes & scholarships.
    Women Soaring Pilots Association (WSAP)
The organization's goal is to promote all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots.

Aviation Career Education "ACE" Camp Programs
These one-week summer programs are designed to expose middle and high school students to a wide range of aviation career exploration. Focus is on aviation career clusters identified by FAA, with emphasis on opportunities for women and minorities. Students experience instruction in aviation history, the physics of flight, field trips to aviation sites and hands-on activities.

This program is co-sponsored by the FAA along with many other organizations. The plan is to have one program in each state and U.S. territory. Dates, locations, cost and age requirements vary according to sponsoring organizations. Visit the FAA's web site to locate your region's listing of ACE Camps!


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