is a free five- session learning experience that provides  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. High school students from Crosspoint Christian School, Hermann High School, New Haven High School, Pacific High School, St. Clair High School, St. Francis Borgia High School, Sullivan High School, Union High School Warrenton High School, Washington High School and Wright City High School can participate.

Students will expand their knowledge of flight, mechanics, and navigation as well as explore aviation career paths and focusing on humanitarian aviation. During each session students will engage with introductory curriculum, guest speakers, career mentorship, and hands-on learning activities that conclude with a flight 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 School District of Washington, Washington Regional Airport and Wings of Hope in Chesterfield 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 the SOAR into STEM program at Washington. 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.

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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. (REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 6th)

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 session, 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!

If you would like more information or to support our efforts please complete the form to let us know the areas of interest you have.

*** Due to an amazing response Student Registration has had to close early

Students please provide your information to be placed on a waiting list in the event there is an opening and to be contacted when the next session is announced.

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