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


Joe Hayes

YDP Director
United Airlines - Captain

Jamil Paul

YPD Assistant Director

Randy Mixon

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.