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SOAR into STEM, launched in partnership with Boeing, welcomes students into the Wings of Hope hangar for a dynamic hands-on learning experience that explores principles of flight, aircraft maintenance, aerodynamics engineering, and Unmanned Aerial Systems.
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November 12, 2022: Career Exploration Fair

Attention middle school and high school students, parents and staff:

Join us in the Wings of Hope Hangar for a Career Exploration STEM Fair.

Connect with your future and explore careers at this free event. Meet career professionals who can answer your questions about job requirements, and what education and training is needed after high school for your career: technical school, Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree and scholarships.

For more information, contact Robert Powell, Education Coordinator at


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SOAR into STEM will hold the 5-week course in-person at the Wings of Hope hangar in Saturdays in Spring and Fall 2024.  Reach out for more details as spots fill up fast!

SOAR into STEM is a five- week learning experience that provides middle and high school students with project-based learning, connections to STEM curriculum, and a front-row seat into the workings of a global aviation nonprofit using airplanes to change and save lives.

Students will expand their knowledge of flight, mechanics, and navigation as well explore aviation career paths, focusing on humanitarian aviation. Each week students will engage with introductory curriculum, guest speakers, career mentorship, and hands-on learning activities that concludes with a flight in a Cessna with a Certified Flight Instructor.

Our method: Our approach is to fully immerse our students in aviation, with a hands-on STEM technique of learning that connects each lesson to real world applications. We focus on the development of 21st Century skills that will be vital in the workplace. We aim for each student to have fun and be engaged in their approach to learn with aviation educators and professional mentors from the various aviation, industry, and engineering fraternity.

The program will be held in-person at the Wings of Hope hangar to give students a birds-eye view of aviation. Students will be introduced to aviation from the perspective of pilots, mechanics, and aeronautical engineers. In addition, students will meet inspirational speakers with astounding stories from the field. Lastly, each student will be paired with an experienced mentor who will guide them through self-discovery and career exploration.


STEM learning is important for students in their everyday life in our contemporary world. With the rise of new technologies, gaining the ability to develop solutions to complex problems is an important life skill. It is essential to the employment of future generations and it is the key to a strong economic future. That is why we are committed to educational outreach through our SOAR into STEM program at Wings of Hope. With support from our trained teachers, mentors, and guest speakers, SOAR into STEM can help prepare and inspire the next generation of skilled professionals for aviation and aerospace communities.

“Service for the good of others or just thinking about helping others gives me an overwhelming feeling of gratitude… Thinking about the things Wings of Hope is doing makes me want to cry from how powerful it is and how it has helped so many people. If I ever get my pilot’s license, I would like to do something like this.”

Fly with Us!

Interested in getting involved in the SOAR into STEM program, but don’t know where to start?

There are a variety of ways to SOAR:

Students:  The course is open to high school students that are interested in exploring career paths in aviation and understanding how aviation is used in humanitarian work.

Mentors: Mentors will work with high school students using lessons designed by our instructors to inspire and educate students about the many exciting possibilities available to them through STEM and aviation careers.

Guest Speakers:  Each week, the SOAR into STEM program will feature guest speakers with diverse experiences and unique paths into aviation. If you have an exciting story to share, please reach out!

School District or Organization participation:  We partner with school districts and youth organizations to improve access to STEM education for their students. Reach out to find out how your students can Soar too!

Mentors interested in joining SIS, please select the “Be a Mentor” button below:

Students interested in joining SIS, please fill out the following Informational Form:




Contact us at or 636-537-1302

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