November 8 was National STEM Day, a day focused on inspiring young people to explore and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math—and the JetBlue Foundation participated in two fantastic events with its grantee partners to commemorate the day.
It was women wielding the wrenches, fixing the airplane engines and sitting in the captain’s chair in the cockpit of the 190-seat airplane inside JetBlue’s hangar at Logan International Airport on Saturday — a rare sight in an industry dominated by men.
Female pilots, mechanics and fight attendants greeted more than 40 girls ages 6-17 with a first-class glance at what it’s like to be a woman in aviation as part of the airline’s “Fly Like A Girl” campaign.
The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates 'Girls in Aviation Day' Every Day
The JetBlue Foundation encourages aviation-related education and helps ignites interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, especially among communities traditionally underrepresented in these areas. Two of the JetBlue Foundation's signature programs introduce young girls to careers in aviation and STEM – Fly Like a Girl and Project Scientist STEM Expedition Academy.
The JetBlue Foundation supports aviation-related education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a strategic need for the aviation industry. No other airline has a foundation solely dedicated to supporting aviation education. We see an industry need for our strategic philanthropic focus:
Customers and crewmembers can join in and ‘Bid for Good’ for one-of-a-kind experiences benefiting charitable partners – Feeding Children Everywhere, Together We Rise and the JetBlue Foundation
NEW YORK, October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today launched its tenth annual Swing for Good Golf Classic and fundraising campaign at Bethpage State Golf Course in Bethpage, N.Y. Since its inception in 2008, JetBlue's Swing for Good initiative has raised more than $6.1 million for a variety of youth and education focused charitable organizations.
This summer, the JetBlue Foundation has partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) to host seven Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy summer camps for future aviators. Thanks to a grant from the JetBlue Foundation, OBAP was able to bring the program to additional cities this year. The camps were held in seven different locations – New York, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.