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In the world of aviation, they say the sky is not the limit; it’s just the beginning. At Airway Science for Kids, we firmly believe in this sentiment and are dedicated to nurturing the dreams of young aviation enthusiasts. Our mission has always been clear: to engage historically underserved youth in the exciting, but sometimes daunting, realm of aerospace industry careers. We aim to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to soar to new heights, quite literally.

But, like any grand endeavor, our path is not without its challenges. Currently, we find ourselves facing a temporary cash-flow challenge due to a delay in grant disbursement. As we await the grant that will allow us to continue our critical work, we must confront this obstacle head-on. Our commitment to the young learners we serve remains unwavering, and this challenge only strengthens our resolve.

It’s in moments like these that the strength of a community shines brightest. We’re reaching out to our incredible community of supporters, partners, and friends, asking for your assistance during this critical time. Your generosity and fundraising efforts can have a profound impact on our ability to maintain our programs. These programs are the lifeblood of our mission, providing the next generation of aerospace enthusiasts with the opportunities they rightfully deserve.

As we navigate this financial hurdle together, we’re not just raising funds; we’re raising dreams. Dreams of young minds, hungry for knowledge, eager to explore, and yearning to find their place in the aerospace industry. With your support, we can continue to inspire these young minds, lighting the way for their future careers in aviation.

Aviation is not just about machines that fly; it’s about dreams that soar. It’s about nurturing a fascination with the skies and turning it into a lifelong passion. Together, we can be the wind beneath the wings of the next generation of aviators. We can be the guiding stars that lead them toward their goals. We can be the mentors, the advocates, and the supporters they need to reach new heights.

To all our supporters who have been by our side throughout this incredible journey, we want to express our deepest gratitude. Your dedication to our cause is invaluable, and it’s what fuels our determination to overcome this challenge. With your unwavering support, we are confident that we can weather this storm and continue to reach new heights in our mission.

So, we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey. Become a part of our fundraising efforts, stand with us as we empower young minds, and help us light the way for the future aviators of our world.

Thank you for being an essential part of our journey, and here’s to reaching new heights together!

Ways to Support

Online donations:

  • Visit our donation page to help Illuminate Futures where you can:
    • Select an amount to donate monthly or one time.
    • Share the page to your social media or through email using the buttons on the page.
    • Host your own fundraising page for ASK by clicking “I want to fundraise for this” at the bottom of the page, follow the instructions on the next page, and share with others!
  • Donate now using the box below

Offline donations:

  • Mail a check
    • Address check to: Airway Science for Kids
    • Notes/For: Illuminate Fundraiser
    • Mail to: Airway Science for Kids (ASK)
      3710 N Mississippi Ave
      Portland, OR, 97227

Other ways to support:

  • Forward this email to someone you know.
  • Volunteer your time or expertise to help students soar.
  • Talk to your employer about sponsorship opportunities.
  • Email with other ideas!

Volunteer Opportunities

Engage with our organization in a variety of ways at a variety of locations throughout the greater Portland Metro area; working directly with our team members, often with youth and/or our community partners.

Volunteers ages 12 through adult are welcome!

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