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Non-Profits, Organizations, Clubs

​Getting involved in a non-profit organization or local club is often a rewarding, enriching experience that can motivate and inspire. It's also a great resource for networking, education, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities. There are so amazing groups out there, and something available for everyone. Use this guide as a starting point. 

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STEM Flights

STEM Flights is a non-profit organization that provides customized aviation education and flight experiences to facilitate learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our mission is to create positive experiences in general aviation, and inspire America's youth to pursue STEM careers.


Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program (WASP)

The cost of flight school has doubled, yet WASP offers high school students in the Tidewater area the opportunity to obtain a pilot's license for free, expediting the realization of a career in aviation.


Fly For the Culture

Fly For The Culture is creating a new paradigm and a new culture around aviation. A culture of diversity and inclusion that enhances the flying experience for all who fly. In addition to offering introductory flights for aspiring pilots, Fly For The Culture introduces disadvantaged and minority youth to a wide range of career options in aviation through tours of airports, aircraft manufacturer operations, and aviation maintenance repair facilities.

Youth, Minorities

I Hart Flying

Our mission is to assist women of all ages in achieving their aviation goals through the awarding of flight training scholarships.

Youth, Girls & Women

Soaring Academy

For veterans: CONFIDENCE gets restored and the opportunity to recreate and RENEW instills a reminder that life is good.

OUR STEM Mission:
By exposing kids to Glider-Aviation, POTENTIAL is launched, CONFIDENCE built and inspired learning leads to BIG DREAMS both in and beyond the classroom.

Youth, Military/Veterans

Low Country Aviation Association

MISSION: Educate, inspire and empower diverse Lowcountry youth through formalized aviation and aeronautical science education, professional aviation training, and special events.


Legacy Flight Academy

Early exposure to aviation is a significant factor in professional success in aerospace careers. Built on a foundation of the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, LFA combines quality character development programs and aviation experiences that inspire you to achieve their goals in STEM careers while becoming strong citizens and contributors to society.

Youth, Minorities

FlyGirl Foundation

flyGIRL is on a mission to inspire and empower young women to follow their dreams. We want every flyGIRL to feel confident and supported, especially when she is stepping outside of her comfort zone to reach new heights.

Girls & Women

A Different Point of View

To engage, inspire and transform underserved youth using aviation as a launching pad.

Our vision is to partner with extraordinary leaders and shape brighter futures through aviation, mentorship, and community. We aspire to create the next generation of leaders.



AviNation exists to attract, educate and empower youth in aviation. AviNation magazine strives to give readers insight into the future of aviation by focusing on aviation students, programs, events and innovative approaches to the promotion and continued growth of the aviation industry.


USAF, Detachment 1

Det. 1 focuses on pre-accession audiences (youth, young adult, and influencers) and works with partners to provide pathways to Air Force officer accession sources such as the U.S. Air Force Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps, and Officer Training School.


Women In Aviation

Dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.

Girls & Women

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