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Joint Programs for High School


Academy of Model Aeronautics
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the world's largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 150,000. Its purpose is to promote the development of model aviation as a recognized hobby/sport and family recreational activity that is both educational and fun.

Build A Plane
Build A Plane donates actual airplanes to schools across the country for students to build or refurbish. The program offers a unique opportunity to learn science, technology, engineering and math by offering hands-on, real-world projects.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Aerospace Education Program
The Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Their aerospace education program helps prepare American citizens to meet the challenges of aerospace and understand its related issues.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) KidVenture Program
EAA is dedicated to the discovery and fulfillment of individual potential for those who are inspired by the dream of personal flight. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, EAA hosts the AirVenture Oshkosh convention every July, featuring the popular KidVenture program.

FAI Young Artists Contest
Sponsored by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the Young Artists Contest has been held each year since 1986. This international contest encourages young people to demonstrate the importance of aviation through their art, and to motivate them to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering, and science.

Walk in My Boots Program
This program is a collaborative effort between FAA's STEM AVSED and Flight Standards offices. The program connects high schools with aviation maintenance facilities through a job shadow experience, designed to address the shortage of skilled workers in the aviation maintenance field.

Women in Aviation International (WAI)
WAI encourages the advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Their resources assist women in all aspects of aviation and encourages young women to consider aviation as a career.

Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA)
The YAA's mission is to introduce the exciting world of aviation to boys and girls age 12-18. Through a pool of over 100 pilots and adult volunteers, YAA offers hands-on programs that explore numerous aspects of aviation.

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