Update December 1, 2023
I am so happy to announce that the Oregon Department of Education has worked diligently to help us through an unexpected grant delay which impacted our programs. We have learned some lessons, gained some important knowledge, and are equipped to move forward with safeguards in place to prevent this from happening again. My sincere thank you to my amazing staff for their support and dedication.
Our team will spend December, as we always do, in planning and preparation for the upcoming year. 2023 gave ASK an opportunity to roll out new after school programs, clubs, in school programs, field trips and more. I believe the greatest contribution the ASK team made was in providing free summer camp (18 weeks total) for students in Hillsboro, Portland, and Vancouver. Over 300 students had the opportunity to sign up for our amazing camps, and learn about aviation with our incredible summer staff.
December 16 will be our last Free Open Saturday of 2023, at Pearson Field Education Center. We will be joined by some of our partners involved with Boeing Familia, Horizon, and more. There will be snacks, giveaways, activities and a chance to learn about upcoming programs (and get your student at the top of the registration list). Tickets are available at no charge by visiting eventbrite. Tickets are not required but help us make sure we have plenty of supplies on hand!
Thank you again for your patience with ASK and understanding during the past few weeks. I look forward to seeing you in 2024!
Blue skies & tailwinds,