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Teen Aviation New Jersey

Beyond Aviation has always been a huge supporter in introducing the next generation to careers in aviation and STEM. I recently learned about an amazing organization right in my backyard - Teen Aviation NJ, and their Aircraft Build Program.

The Aircraft Build Program is an after-school activity for students in need, who have a sincere interest in aviation. The program is designed to augment their traditional education and give them a better chance at succeeding in life. The program is funded entirely by charitable donations, and participation in the program is at no cost to the students or their families. All program staff and mentors are volunteers, and all donations to the program go directly to the cost of the aircraft builds, student activities, overhead, and administrative expenses.

The purpose of the Aircraft Build Program is to encourage high school students to gain greater knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and aviation-related career fields. The objective of the program is to introduce the students to career possibilities in a variety of STEM and aviation-related fields they may not be aware of, or that may seem beyond their reach. The target demographic for the program is high school students ages 13 through 18.

The program is centered around the students building a two seat, experimental aircraft while under the supervision and mentoring of experts in their field. Build sessions are limited to 12 students and are conducted weekly at the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey. The program is designed to be an ongoing activity, with the construction of each aircraft taking a year or longer to complete. After an aircraft is completed, it is sold to provide funds for a subsequent aircraft build, allowing the program to continue year after year. In addition, the program also includes guest speakers from various Science-Technology-Engineering-Math and aviation-related career fields.

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