- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location526 King St.Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
STEM Flights is a national nonprofit organization that connects Middle and High School students with volunteer Pilot Mentors to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). We inspire America's youth to pursue STEM and aviation careers with a unique flight experience.
Our motivation is to help regain the technological edge and increase the numbers of STEM and aviation related careers. STEM Flights missions are no-cost to students, we encourage applications from underserved and underrepresented populations.
STEM Flights uses an aircraft to introduce STEM education and career paths to youth. Qualified volunteer Pilot Mentors are paired with a student in their community through our website application. Once approved, Students select a "STEM Mission" and are required to complete that study program online prior to the flight experience. Pilot Mentors coordinate the flight details and serve as the STEM instructor. Students complete tasks related to their selected STEM mission during their flight.
After the flight, the student is automatically enrolled in our STEM Flight Following program that provides scholarship databases, STEM Education resources, Aviation career exploration, mentoring opportunities and much more. We continue to assist students down the path towards their careers of choice. We change kids' lives - one flight at a time.