Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.
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About Us

Motivation

Inspiration

Education

Aviation

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, Police Officers, Firemen / Women, Doctors, 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 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 Inspiration Nation Aviation 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!

Flying the 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 simulator, our 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 Your 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 (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:

Inspirational Event

Kids + Aviators + First Responders

Inspiring our Future

Who’s invited?

Kids and young adults, K-12 located here in Southern California


We also welcome 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 Give it a Whirl Event (GIAW)

10Am – 3PM

Hosted by the Whirly Girls, an organization that inspires young ladies to become aviators (especially helicopter pilots). There will be free airplane and helicopter rides! Also… aviation displays, aviation and business booths and food vendors.

Coming January 26th, 2020

FREE EVENT

Fullerton Airport

4011 W Commonwealth Ave

Fullerton, CA 92833

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Your gift to Youth Inspiration Nation is going to make 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. Being up close to these incredible machines gives kids a new respect for technology and aviation. By bringing the community’s kids together through the use of technology and our First Responders, they will have positive role models in their lives, and be part of  the next level of amazing things to explore. WE REALLY CAN inspire the next generation of Pilots, Firemen/Women, Doctors, Engineers, Police Officers and Space Explorers. Watch out universe, here we come!

Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.

Thoughts become things. Concentrate on what you want, work hard and go get it!

Zac Woonsam

Founder / Executive Director

Contact Us

Contact Us

Zac Woonsam
Founder / Executive Director
Youth Inspiration Nation Inc.
Phone – 833.LUV.STEM = 833.588.7836
Email – copter27z@InspireKids.US