Ways to use AFA Programs

Ways to use AFA Programs

Tips for Chapter and State Organizations:

Fellowships

Sponsor for local Politician for excellent work with AFA
Sponsor for AFA member for excellent work done with State/chapter
Sponsor for person in community helping promote Aerospace Education
Present at State/Chapter function
Send feedback (written report, newspaper article) to AFA to be submitted to AFA Magazine
Get a co-sponsor from among community partners or other community organization
Present at a civic function (e.g., school board meeting)

Visions of Exploration

Develop partnership with local services (Power Company, Corporations, etc) for assistance w/ costs
Send feedback (written report, newspaper article) to AFA to be submitted to AFA Magazine
Give participating teachers recognition with a certificate or small token at PTA meeting
Contact local USA Today representative for (additional) classroom contacts and support
Co-sponsor a Teacher’s Workshop or In-Service presentation with USA Today and CAP representatives

Spouse & Callahan Scholarship

Recognize at State/Chapter function
Contact Base Education Office to help promote recognition on base
Sponsor Fellowship to honor winner and present at AFA event OR at an appropriate event on the base
Send feedback (written report, newspaper article) to AFA to be submitted to AFA Magazine
Invite recipient to participate in Chapter or State Executive Committee for the year

 Chapter Matching Grant

Send feedback (written report, newspaper article) to AFA to be submitted to AFA Magazine
Get a Community Partner or develop a new Partnership to support the program and increase funding capability (e.g., project is $2,000; chapter and partner combined provide the $1,000; AFA Matching the other $1000).

Educator Grant

Contact Vision Classroom teachers and invite them to apply
Recognize at State/Chapter function
Recognize in classroom/school/ school board or PTA meeting
Invite to be on State/Chapter Executive Committee, etc.
Get a community organization (Community Partner or other organization) to Partner with the Chapter and match the AFA grant
Give the educator an AFA membership
Contact USA Today & CAP local representatives to help identify educators to tell about the program
Send feedback (written report, newspaper article) to AFA to be submitted to AFA Magazine

CAP Educator Grant

Recognize at State/Chapter function/school board or PTA meeting
Recognize in classroom/school (for CAP Aerospace Education Members, AEMs)
Give the educator an AFA membership
Recognize at CAP event

CAP Instructor Grant

Recognize at State/Chapter/school board or PTA function
Recognize at CAP event
Invite to be on State/Chapter Executive Committee, etc

AFJROTC Grant

Recognize at State/Chapter function
Recognize at School Board or PTA meeting
Invite to be on State/Chapter Executive Committee, etc
Give an AFA membership
Contact the instructor to offer support/assistance

Pitsenbarger Award

Volunteer to participate in selection process
Attend and assist in presentation at CCAF Graduation (script is provided by AFA)
Contact Base Education Office to help promote recognition on base
Recognize at State/Chapter function

Chapter Teacher of the Year Award and Certificates of Excellence
(One teacher of the year award is funded by AFA; multiple certificates may be given.)

Contact Vision Classroom teachers to encourage application submission
Contact Educator Grant recipients to encourage application submission
Recognize at State/Chapter function
Recognize in classroom/school
Sponsor 1yr. AFA and CAP Aerospace Education Membership (AEM) for teacher -- $36 AFA/$30 AEM
Get Community Partner to co-sponsor AFA & CAP Aerospace Education Memberships
Send feedback (written report, newspaper article) to AFA to be submitted to AFA Magazine
Present multiple certificates of excellence…perhaps one to a teacher in each school