Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy (GKWFA) is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation. We teach math and science through aviation, introduce high school students to aviation careers, and provide career flight training. Our program pays special attention to increasing the participation of minorities and women in aviation.
Teach math and science through aviation
Data shows that students learn far more effectively with concrete applications for their subject matter. Our program allows students to apply the algebra, geometry, earth science, chemistry, and physics that they learn in core and elective classes within the engaging context of aviation. Young adults never have to ask, “when am I ever going to use this?” when learning as a part of our programs.
Introduce high school students to aviation careers
Through activities such as industry field trips, guest speakers, and other aviation events, our inspiring programs build bridges between young adults and relevant aviation job opportunities today and tomorrow.
Provide career flight training
Described on our Flight Education page, our systematic learning pathways include the option for thorough training in the cockpit, which empowers our students to achieve numerous FAA ratings. This gives young adults a huge step up when pursuing higher education and careers in aviation.
Pay special attention to minorities and women
We are passionate about increasing opportunity and achievement in education and professional aviation fields by cultivating the participation of young adults in demographics historically underrepresented in aviation. GKWFA aspires to be a leader in educational innovation in this regard.
Compared against U.S. BLS labor force statistics, our participation rates speak for themselves. Since 2005, about 1/3 of our students have been women. Approximately 29% have been African American, 43% Latino and Hispanic, and 8% Asian.
We also have tools to help families with financial challenges. We desire to help any young adult with an aviation dream to achieve it.
Since our formal founding in December, 2008, 90% of GKWFA’s total expenditures have been on direct programmatic services. We run a lean and efficient organization in order to maximize the financial support our students receive.
Come and take wing with us!
Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy
21143 Hawthorne Boulevard, #203, Torrance, California 90503, United States
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