EAA Young Eagles Workshops Provide Aviation Education to Local Youth
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapters now have an additional “next step” activity following Young Eagles flights, as EAA is introducing a Young Eagles Workshops program available to all chapters as a follow-on way to engage young people.
The Young Eagles Workshops program offers youth, generally 11 to 17 years old, the opportunity to discover more about aviation in a social setting at a local airport. These sessions, either single-day or multiple-day, are geared toward introducing kids to the basic elements of airplanes and aviation.
“EAA continues to build its offerings for young people as ways to introduce and engage them in aviation, as there are so many possibilities for discovery and achievement through the world of flight,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, which includes the organization‘s youth initiatives. “Our chapters have been asking for additional resources to build on the Young Eagles flight experience, which has already connected with more than 2.2 million young people over the past 28 years.”
The Young Eagles Workshops will provide chapters with content, materials, and guidance for conducting the local workshops. Through various classroom and hands-on activities, the workshops focus on specialized aviation content that provide opportunities for youth to embrace aviation as a potential recreation or career path in their futures. Chapter members will serve as instructors and mentors for the young people involved as they discover the various elements of aviation.
To find out more about EAA chapters, you can email the EAA Chapter Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit EAA.org/YEWorkshops. The EAA Young Eagles Workshops join a growing number of next step opportunities that build on Young Eagles flights. Those programs include the Sporty’s online Learn To Fly course and fun aviation reading through the Aviore comic book series, made possible through the Stan Lee Foundation.