Urban Wings & Aerospace Leadership Club is a supplemental education program for middle school and high school youngsters with the “greatest need.”
With aviation at its core, the program explores the holistic development of young people through hands-on learning strategies using applied mathematics, related STEM activities, and character development with a special focus on the Tuskegee Airmen: their courage, aviation prowess, perseverance, loyalty, education and leadership.
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Urban Wings & Aerospace Leadership Club treasures the “Character, Courage, and Commitment” that reveal the leadership and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen.
“Effective Schools” research is a reliable and powerful intervention. It is especially powerful when implemented in urban settings by people who understand, thoroughly, diverse cultures.
“Frontier” classrooms provide the best opportunity, and a professional obligations, to mediate learning; particularly language, applied mathematics, and social development. All instructors, mentors, and teachers want to see their students succeed, but don’t always know how.
“We can, whenever and wherever choose , successfully teach all children whose education is of interest to us. We already know more than we need in order to do this. Whether we do it or not, must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.” – Dr. Ron Edmonds
The members meet twice monthly, sometimes on line, and review the business of the club: its finances, opportunities the challenges of going to school, progress of members in their aviation studies, and the calendar of events.
The Champions set their own goals and deliver as they can.
Our early efforts, in recent years, are now paying off. Urban Wings and Aerospace Club has cultivated promising affiliations with similar programs: Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum in Compton, Calif., Pacific West Aerospace Academy in Seattle, and the Legacy Flight Academy in Tuskegee, Alabama. Mr. Grice holds an honorary membership with the Atlanta Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, and has cultivated partnerships with several colleges specializing in applied mathematics, applied business, aviation, aerodynamics, and traffic control.