Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.
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Our Purpose

Youth Inspiration Nation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing kids with motivation, inspiration, and education through aviation, while incorporating our communities First Responders to help inspire our next generation of Pilots, Engineers, Law Enforcement, Firemen / Women, Scientists, and Space Explorers

Inspiring Youth

One of the hardest things to do on the planet is to get and keep a child’s attention. Youth Inspiration Nation is accomplishing both of these things. We have surrounded our organization with like-minded talented professionals consisting of Law Enforcement, Teachers, and Aviation Professionals. Aviation will help to raise grades, improve focus, and give our children a greater sense of responsibility. Youth Inspiration Nation’s mission is to provide motivation, inspiration, and education through aviation. The goal is to show kids the power of STEM and the limitless possibilities that come along with it.  ✈   

  Whether you believe you can or cannot accomplish something, either way you are correct.                                                                                                                                                                      Henry Ford

Aviation is our educational tool of choice. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all intertwined in this fascinating industry. We will be teaching kids the fundamentals of flight, the science behind keeping an aircraft in the air, the recognition of distinct types of weather phenomenon, test their engineering skills with building activities, and actually teach them how to fly in static and full motion flight simulators. ✈


In early 2020, Youth Inspiration Nation was the first organization to have an aviation program, with the first full motion flight simulator inside an elementary school classroom in the United States of America! The Aviation Education 4 Kids Workshop is a place where kids can come after school to learn about aviation, aviation mechanics, Air Traffic Control basics, physics, science and much more. Our aviation workshop incorporates powerful video presentations  accompanied by incredible surround sound,  STEM experiments, engine and aviation building projects, and learning aviation basics on our simulators. Aviation has what we call “the awe factor.” It captures the imagination and demonstrates all of the possibilities that the future holds. Our program gets kids excited about STEM and excited about learning! ✈


Flying our full motion simulator is what all the kids are waiting for. Our aviators must master some basic principles on our static simulators before they can hop into the motion sim. We know from our brief history of watching kids play video games, that they will excel at using the simulator and its instruments in a very short period of time. Along their path to flying the simulators, our young aviators will have picked up math, physics, communication and navigational skills that any flight instructor would be proud of. We teach our kids how to, “Make The Skies Their Playground!” ✈


This is all possible because of the man that inspired me, Mr. Robin Petgrave. Robin is the Executive Director of the Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum in Compton, CA ( He has over 22,000 hours of flight time, which translates to over 2.5 years of his life in the air. Watching Robin taught me three things, how to dream big, how to inspire others, and how anything can be accomplished with hard work, passion and purpose. His passion for aviation is contagious! ✈

Kids Giving Back to Kids

At Youth Inspiration Nation, we believe in empowering kids. Our children are raising funds to help kids affected by serious health conditions. This is a lesson in caring, compassion, community, and togetherness. Funds raised will go to:

Accepting Applications our June 5th Summer Program!

Kids + Aviators + First Responders

Inspiring our Future

  • “You Are Cleared For Departure!”

We Respect Our

First Responders

  • LA County Fire Helicopters
  • Sherriff’s A-Star Helicopter
  • Sherriff’s Super Puma Helicopter
  • LA County Fire/Rescue
  • Sherriff’s Department
  • Local Police Departments
  • Highway Patrol
  • LA County Lifegaurds
  • Local Paramedics

The Aviation Education 4 Kids After-School Workshop

 We are accepting applications for our June 5th Summer program!

Limited spots available.

 For your child to succeed in this program, they will be required to attend every day. Please consider this before applying.



 Sharing Aviation With

Elementary School Students

We will be accepting applications for our June Summer aviation program. This powerful 7 week course will teach the fundamentals of aviation in a truly unique environment ✈️

This is going to be an exciting year, and we look forward to seeing your child in class!


June 5, 2023









Thank You So Much For

Supporting our Mission

Your gift to Youth Inspiration Nation makes a difference! Our mission to motivate, inspire, and educate kids through aviation, will have a powerful effect on the way these kids approach their futures. Learning to understand these incredible machines gives kids a new respect for technology and aviation. WE REALLY CAN inspire the next generation of Pilots, Firemen/Women, Law Enforcement, Engineers, Scientists, and Space Explorers. Watch out universe, here we come! ✈

Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.

The longer the journey, the sweeter the arrival! 

Zac Woonsam

Founder / Executive Director

Contact Us

Contact Us

Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.                             1050 Lakes Drive, Ste 225                                    West Covina, CA 91790

Phone – 833.LUV.STEM = 833.588.7836
Email – copter27z@InspireKids.US