Eyes Above the Horizon™
AFA is excited to partner with our Virginia Chapters and Legacy Flight Academy™ to pave the way for the next generation of pilots to take to the skies! AFA is committed to strengthening and diversifying the pool of pilots by exposing underserved students to the wonders of aviation and the world of STEM careers that await them.
The Eyes Above the Horizon™ event on September 25, 2021 will introduce Virginia students to experienced pilots who will mentor them not only on flight science, but also character and team building. The students will get to tour real planes and sit in cockpits for the first time in their lives.
AFA STEM Activity Round-Up
COVID-19 has closed many schools across the country for months, but that doesn't mean that STEM education needs to be put on hold. It is important to continue to encourage kids and teens to pursue education and activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
AFA is happy to share a list of STEM resources for students of all ages.
AFA Aerospace Education Programs
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
- The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition
- AFA CyberCamps
- Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative
- Cyber Education Literature Series
StellarXplorers inspires and attracts high school students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a challenging, space system design competition involving all aspects of system development and operation with a spacecraft/payload focus.
This is an exciting hands-on learning experience that develops commercially valuable skills and increases appreciation for the critical role of space in our daily lives. The competition attracts all types of students with diverse backgrounds who will establish their own experiential base off accomplishments, all while building teamwork and leadership skills. Most of all … it is FUN!!!