Creatively engaging hard-to-reach kids

Great story on CNN.com today about a program that teaches at-risk kids in Compton, CA how to fly planes. This is the type of program we need to incorporate into more schools – integrating math, science, and history with activities and real-world experiences. It engages kids, pushes them to want to do more, helps develop dreams and aspirations, teaches responsibility, links students to mentors, provides an avenue to potential careers, and impacts the academic, social, and behavioral needs of at-risk (and traditionally hard-to-reach) students.

Read the article here: Compton kids learn how to fly after school. Learn more about the program here: Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum.

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