Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum hosted a one-week program in 2016 to introduce the student participants to the historical impact of the Tuskegee Airmen experience, the basics of how math and science are applied in aviation, aviation careers, and social studies and language arts. Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum provided a 5-day curriculum in July that includes introduction/orientation, homework/lesson assignments, field trips, aviation orientation, and team presentations.
National Youth Academy for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. objectives, tied directly to the mission and goals of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., are to provide multiple opportunities for youth participants to:
(1) Develop or expand an awareness of the impact and contributions of lesser-known pioneering minority aviators on international history;
(2) understand the roles of aviation in affecting everyday life and community;
(3) Gain exposure to the field of aviation and careers in the aerospace industry;
(4) Explore fields in aviation and technology as a catalyst for advanced and continued education; and
(5) Gain an appreciation of the story and lessons of America’s first Black military aviators, the legendary Tuskegee Airmen and their legacy of determination, education, perseverance and patience as necessary skills in achieving success in the face of overwhelming obstacles.
Participants also had the opportunity to enjoy hands-on interaction, behind the scenes exposure, in-depth discussions and a planned introductory training flight, as well as experience a cost-free week of fun, mentorship, and camaraderie! Youth applicants will be accepted on “first come, first served” basis, as received through submissions to program officials (see below), in addition to local chapter selectees as seminar participants to the limits of available funding. Participant lodging, food, and transportation to all event sites and any event fees, during the period of the program, will be paid by TAI. The target age group is 12-17 years.