School bells are ringing and kids are clamoring for the school bus! It’s back to school for our nation’s schoolchildren and teachers everywhere are pouring their hearts into their lesson plans to make sure their student’s have a successful ’15-’16 school year.
But history schoolbooks can only cover so much in the time given, and unfortunately many children will not learn about the inspirational legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. In fact, there are plenty of adults out there who haven’t had the chance to learn about these fine Americans. No matter the age, it’s an important part of our history that should be known by all; an importance that extends beyond this history of WWII to the civil rights era and beyond, with the power to motivate and inspire people for generations.
As we embark on a new school year, what if we could get our Guiding Six Principles and the important lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen into the hands of teachers whose students could really use the inspiration?
Believe In Yourself
Use Your Brain
Be Ready To Go
Expect to Win
This school year, we have launched an important mission to get 250 of our RISE ABOVE Resource Kits into the hands of teachers at schools around the national who do not have the budget for these important materials. We have identified schools in the areas most in need, and with your help we can help these teachers kick of a new school year with some very valuable resources to inspire their students to RISE ABOVE obstacles and achieve their dreams, just like the Tuskegee Airmen.
Visit our special donation page to make your pledge and join the mission. Donors will even receive a thank you gift for supporting the cause.
Every day we are able to make a difference in the communities we visit and impact with our RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Resource Kit, and it is because of YOUR financial and moral support. To say thank you just doesn’t seem adequate. We are grateful for this collective team effort! With our continued partnership we will make this school outreach mission a success!
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. Learn more at www.redtail.org.