Youth Development Program

The OBAP Youth Development Program (YDP) exists to enrich the lives of students through one-on-one guidance through life, education, and career preparation. We will build healthy relationships to accomplish the mission through consistent conversations on success-oriented strategies and face-to-face and/or school visits (when possible). 

Students will be matched with a fully trained, vetted and background checked mentor with a career background in aviation and aerospace. Mentor-mentee relationships will last a minimum of one year unless changes are requested by a parent or YDP administrator.

YDP Mentees must:

  • Be a  high school student in grades 11 or 12, or a college student
  • Complete the YDP mentee application, YDP entry essay, and parent required documentation. 
  • Adhere to the YDP Program Manual and all OBAP rules

To request a mentor, students must apply by March 15, 2022.

Meet the Team


Randy Mixon

YPD Assistant Director

Jamil Paul

YPD Assistant Director

Volunteer for the OBAP Youth Development Program

The YDP is looking for passionate aerospace professionals to be a part of the program.