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, Police Officers, Firemen / Women, Doctors, and Space Explorers.
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 likeminded 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. We will also be utilizing the help of our amazing First Responders and all of their state-of-the-art life-saving equipment to demonstrate how STEM saves lives every day.
“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 full motion flight simulators. We also use Edison. Edison is a STEM robot that the kids can turn into their own aircraft with a regular set of LEGOs and a little imagination. They can program Edison to taxi, turn into takeoff position, increase speed and takeoff! So much fun and very educational.
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, coding and much more. Our aviation workshop incorporates training manuals, charts, computer exercises and videos to demonstrate basic aviation principles. 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!
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 (www.tamuseum.org). He has over 22,000 hours of flight time, which translates to over 2.5 years of his life in the air. Robin taught me three things, how to fly, how to dream big and how to inspire others. His passion for aviation is contagious! We intend to pass on his wisdom to every kid we meet.
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:
Kids + Aviators + First RespondersInspiring our Future
Kids and young adults, K-12 located here in Southern California
We also welcome our
- 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 Inspiration Nation Aviation Expo
Coming November 7th, 2020
1615 McKinley Ave
La Verne, CA 91750
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Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.
Founder / Executive Director
Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.
Phone – 833.LUV.STEM = 833.588.7836
Email – copter27z@InspireKids.US