One of the most important of TAI’s activities is the promotion, creation, and support of both local-chapter and national-organization youth and scholarship programs – particularly for minority and disadvantaged young people.
Our local chapters take the life lessons and values of the original Tuskegee Airmen – determination, courage, the refusal to accept limits, and the ability to seize opportunity – to teach career and leadership lessons using STEM and aviation-themed educational programs.
We obtain a donation of iPads from United Airlines that are issued to chapters to facilitate their STEM and aviation programs. This year some of our chapters have been able to conduct COVID-19 safe drone training.
At each national convention TAI hosts approximately 100 youth from the local area along with those attending the convention in a 2-day youth program. Over the last 3 years that has included: