For Immediate Release

May 20, 2004
Contact: Elizabeth Isham Cory
Phone: (847) 294-7849

CHICAGO, IL — Models of rockets, planes and other aviation wonders will be on display at the Youth Service Project Youth Expo, to be held at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett, Chicago, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2004. The Federal Aviation Administration exhibit will demonstrate the history and future of flight. Visitors will be encouraged to ask questions and learn about many of the developments that have taken place since the Wright Brothers’ first flight over 100 years ago.

The FAA encourages young people to consider jobs in aviation. “We want our country’s youth to know aviation is a fascinating and enriching career choice,” said Cecelia Hunziker, Regional Administrator for the FAA’s Great Lakes Region. “We see these activities as a way of maintaining the future safety of air travel by attracting the best and brightest to our industry.”

The 5th Annual Youth Expo is expected to draw over 1,000 young people. Over 30 exhibitors, youth-focused workshops and entertainment will be featured.

Since 1975, Youth Service Project, Inc., has worked with youth and families in the greater Humbolt Park community. YSP’s initial programming responded to community concerns about the impact of drugs on youth in the neighborhood. Since that time, YSP has provided a variety of positive choices to local young people.

The Federal Aviation Administration is a modal agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Great Lakes Region is based in Chicago and covers the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.