|Drawing for ACE Materials at the Air & Space Conference
Susan Mallett with Civil Air Patrol Headquarters notified Sandy Schlitt, Vice Chairman for Aerospace Education, that a drawing would be held at the end of the delegate session during the Air and Space Conference in September. Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) material packages will be given away to two lucky winners. The ACE Program was designed to integrate the aerospace theme in a cross-curricular manner in classrooms across America and includes three basic elements that address major issues for the schools of our nation: academics to meet future STEM workforce demands; character education to combat negative societal forces and prepare productive/ethical/responsible citizens; and physical fitness training to create citizens living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Click here for more information.
The lucky winners can then go back to their community and find a classroom to which the program components could be given to conduct the program. To address America's need to promote character development and STEM career options at an early age, CAP developed an aerospace-themed program that excites and engages young people in preparing for the future. AFA chapters use this program as an avenue to provide STEM initiatives for their community youth in grades K-6.
Mallett said that the package would include ordering the teacherís students a set of ACE tee shirts. She related that all ACE tee shirts, for the last three years, have "Supported by the Air Force Association" on them.
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