AEROSPACE PROFESSIONALS IN SCHOOL
Aerospace Professionals in School (APIS) introduces youth to the limitless opportunities available through careers in aerospace and aviation beginning at an early age.
APIS curriculum will pique the interest of children, ages 6 - 10, through elementary science clubs and career days. Middle school-aged youth receive broader education and more in-depth exposure through career fairs, community events and opportunities to participate in OBAP’s ACE Academy.
The high school curriculum provides OBAP members who serve as mentors to young adults considering higher education opportunities and available scholarships for careers in aviation. Coined “Boys to Men” and “Girls to Women,” the extracurricular programs seek to provide high school students with decision-making skills, conflict and time management.
APIS prepares aspiring aerospace professionals for fruitful careers. Since 1992, the program has reached over 500,000 people, many of whom hold positions as commercial pilots, aircraft maintenance and flight dispatchers, business managers, and more.
Additionally, OBAP offers complimentary programs including Life Skills, which provide professional and personal training nationwide.
OBAP furthers its investment in school systems nationwide through strategic partnerships with carriers and corporate entities. In 2013, Wooddale High School in Memphis was outfitted with a National Flight Academy (NFA) Aviation Classroom Experience through contributions from OBAP, TEQGames, and FedEx Express. In early 2015, OBAP and FedEx Express again partnered to donate a Boeing 727 engine to Ben C. Rain High School’s Aviation and Aerospace Academy in Mobile, Alabama.
These established aviation-related facilities and motivated faculty at each school help to further OBAP’s commitment to exposing promising students to opportunities in aerospace.
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There is growing concern that the United States is not preparing a sufficient number of students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A large majority of secondary school students fail to reach proficiency in math and science. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, Inc. (OBAP) is determined to reverse this trend via our Project Aerospace Program which encourages and motivates students to pursue careers in STEM-related fields through aviation career education activities, briefings, and presentations throughout the country.
We make every effort to honor all requests. Please let us know as far in advance as possible.
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Upcoming APIS Events
December 7, 2019
Gifted Network for African American Students and Families: Access to 21st Century Career Options
Access, Equity and Acceleration: Los Angeles Unified School District
Palms Middle School 10860 Woodbine St, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Number of Students: 60 (two groups of 30)
Time of Event: 8:30 am - 1:00pm
December 7, 2019
100 Black Men
100 Black Men Aviation Day
Lone Star Flight Museum
Number of Students: 30
Time of Event: 8:00am - 3:00pm
December 7, 2019
Harmony School of Ingenuity
10555 Stella Link Road, Houston, TX 77025
Time of Event: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Number of Students: 509
December 12, 2019
YES Prep Southeast Career Fair
353 Crenshaw Road Houston, TX 77034
Number of Students: 150
Time of Event: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
December 19, 2019
Air Force Academy High School 3rd Annual Aviation Career Fair
Air Force Academy High School
3630 S. Wells Chicago, IL 60609
Time of Event: 8:30am
Number of Students: 500
February 15, 2020
Detroit Jack and Jill Chapter
Number of Students: 18
Flexible Dates until December 22, 2019
AOPA Classroom Visit
Early College & Career Center
Early College & Career Center 200 University Dr, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Number of Students: 60
Time of Event: TBD
December 6 & 7, 2019
December 11, 2019
Life After High School Event
Campbell Middle School
3295 Atlanta Rd SE Smyrna, Ga 30080
Number of Students: 300
February 1, 2020
Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.
Community EXPO 2020
1067 West Seagate Drive Deltona, Florida 32725
Time of Event: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Contact: Anya Kearns email@example.com
February 20, 2020
Glades Middle School
16700 SW 48th Court Miramar, Fl 33027
Number of students: 300
March 15, 2020
College and Career Fair
Campbell High School
5265 Ward St Smyrna, Ga 30080
Number of students: 600
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