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The goal of the program is to pique youth interest in STEM education by providing them opportunities in flight school and other activities that build self-confidence and team building skills. Our founding purpose is to close the gap among youth who would not have these opportunities if it were not for YAEF volunteers, community organizations, and generous contributions from sponsors and businesses.
We have served hundreds of youth through our aeronautical programs with the support of community. Our programs have impacted children’s lives for the better and strengthened our local communities.
In loving memory of 1st Lt. Lloyd Shults
June 16, 1920 - December 1, 2020
Tuskegee Airman 1st Lt. Lloyd Shults passed this week at home in Washington, DC. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
1st Lt. Lloyd Shults was an inspiration to me when my wife Marilyn and I started the Youth Aeronautics Educational Foundation (YAEF) in 2008. He made a special trip to Williamsburg, VA in October 2012 to pin gold bars on students striving to become Private Pilots. He also attended the FAA Award Ceremony where YAEF was recognized by the FAA for its efforts in Aviation and Space Education. I could always call 1st Lt. Shults for his wisdom and advice. He will be greatly missed.
If you care to make a donation in memory of Tuskegee Airman 1st Lt. Shults
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A huge thank you to Fulcrum Concepts LLC for being Title Sponsor for our Young Wings Golf Tournament
The Youth Aeronautical Educational Foundation is sincerely honored to be recipients of these prestigious awards. They symbolize the hundreds of youth that participated in YAEF's Aeronautical STEM Programs. Our accomplishments are the results of students, volunteers and supporters trust in our leadership. We thank you for your energy and dedication that you bring to the program.
2017 FAA Regional Office External Award
2019 NCASE/Strickler Crown Circle
National Office Award