During a time in which many people thought that blacks lacked intelligence, skill, bravery and patriotism, the Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America’s first black military airmen. Their courage of conviction, undeniable talent and love of country allowed them to pave the way for Tuskegee NEXT students.
According to a recent Brookings Institute study, the majority of economically disadvantaged African Americans will remain so and a large plurality of middle class African Americans will see their economic prospects decline over their lifetimes.
Meanwhile, a recent Boeing Pilot and Technical Market Outlook forecasts nearly half a million new commercial airline pilots will be needed to fly all the new airplanes entering the world fleet over the next 20 years.
The result is a dire need to both address the economic prospects of African Americans and train a new generation of pilots and aviation experts that will met the needs of the aviation industry. The void must be filled.
Tuskegee NEXT offers premier aviation youth outreach programs that enable at-risk youth to obtain pilot’s licenses and start an aviation career path. Such an effort can be accomplished through supporting the Flight Training, Life Skills, Leadership Development and Educational Assistance programs of Tuskegee NEXT.
With your help, we can be the change we want to see in this world and positively affect the aviation industry forever.