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You can be the difference!

What a year it has been for Tuskegee NEXT! We have been able to make real change, and are excited at the possibility to continue doing so with your support.

At a time when tensions are running high in our country, Tuskegee NEXT is providing opportunity for a new life for teens in Chicago despite the difficult hand life has dealt them.

Amira Rae Collier is a junior at Tuskegee University who has now earned her pilot’s license. Though she has battled many obstacles in her lifetime, Tuskegee has shown her that with the support of people who want to see you succeed, the sky truly is the limit.

Many teenagers like Amira are stuck in cycles they didn’t create; cycles of poverty, of joblessness, of ignorance, of broken families, of gang violence. They do their best, but they know that for most of them, the barriers between them and changing their future are too great.

This year has proven to us that this cycle can end. As you know, our program has three elements: flight training, life skills, and educational assistance. Through these platforms we have changed lives this year, and with your help we can reach countless others to help them become role models in their communities.

The young men and women who complete our program are going to be pilots, engineers, community leaders and cycle-breakers. Amira is now pursuing aerospace science engineering. Her classmate Hasan now has his pilot’s license and is applying to Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

But Amira, Hasan, and those who will follow them need your help. Your year-end gift will help us grow the program, accept more Tuskegee NEXT cadets, and empower more people to create new cycles of success.

The board has agreed to donate $100,000 a year, which sponsors four cadets. We are coming up on selection season and need to sponsor six more.

Can you help us get there?

DONATE NOW to help teens like Amira reach their full potential through the programs at Tuskegee NEXT.  Your gift of $500, $250, $100, or even $25 makes a difference!

For more information on major gift and sponsorship opportunities click here.

Thank you for your support of our mission to touch the lives of Chicago’s youth!



Executive Director


P.S. If you’d like to see more of the story of our year, the milestones we reached, and how our cadets are doing after the program, visit our blog or read our annual report!