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                        Mirabel

                        Overview
                        Partner Association des Maisons de Jeunes de Mirabel
                        Location Mirabel
                        Division
                        Airbus Commercial Aircraft
                        • 50 Middle school students in the first edition of the Flying Challenge, launched in 2019.

                        Programme

                        Mentoring takes place throughout the year, and three yearly activities showcase the project's aims and successes:

                        Launch
                        Careers fair
                        Closing event

                        Named Défi Jeunesse en vol in Canada, the programme, which is focused on students aged of 12-17, consists of weekly individual mentoring sessions, hands-on activities, field-based learning experiences and soft-skill development.

                        United States

                        Wichita, Kansas

                        Overview
                        Partner Tango Flight
                        Location Wichita
                        Division
                        Airbus Commercial Aircraft
                        • 394 Middle school students benefited from the Flying Challenge since its launch in 2012.
                        • 309 Airbus employees have been involved in the programme since 2012.

                        Programme

                        The Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge takes place during a school year with three key events:

                        Launch
                        Careers fair
                        Closing event (May)

                        The programme, which is focused on 7th and 8th grade students (ages 13-14), consists of weekly individual mentoring sessions, hands-on activities, field-based learning experiences and soft-skill development.

                        Students and mentors inspired by the Flying Challenge

                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    

                        Mobile, Alabama

                        Overview
                        Partner United Way of SouthWest Alabama
                        Location Mobile
                        Division
                        Airbus Commercial Aircraft
                        • 214 Middle school students have been part of the Flying Challenge since 2015
                        • 122 Airbus employees served as mentors for the programme since 2015.
                        • 1 school has been involved in the programme since 2015.

                        Programme

                        The programme takes place during a school year with two key events:

                        Launch (January)
                        Closing event (April)

                        In Mobile, the Flying Challenge focuses on team mentoring (2 mentors: 3-4 mentees) with weekly 50-minute sessions in which mentors and mentees focus on character development and STEM activities.

                        Students and mentors inspired by the Flying Challenge

                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    
                        Flying Challenge in America    

                        Other projects of the Airbus Foundation

                        Learning through science

                        Since 2011, the Airbus Foundation has supported the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in introducing and developing its ExploreAIR programme. The aim of the programme is to ignite curiosity in science, maths and technology, and to inspire youngsters to consider careers in aeronautics through an aviation science programme, summer camp and Principles of Flight workshops. More than 42,000 visitors of all ages, including approximately 30,000 children, benefit from the Exploreum’s curriculum-relevant exhibits, laboratory and classroom. A total of 120 Airbus employees have volunteered their time to help the programme.

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                        Latin America

                        Itajubá, Brazil

                        Overview
                        Partner N/A
                        Location Itajubá
                        Division
                        Airbus Helibras
                        • 66 students from 9 to 11 years old benefited from the 1st edition of the Flying Challenge in Itajuba in 2018.
                        • 25 Airbus employees have been involved in the programme since its launched in 2018.

                        The programme, which is focused on students aged of 9-11, consists of a structured educational program including mentoring in Mathematics, Portuguese, social behavior presentations, relevant visits with the support of a Psychologist and Speech therapist.

                        H225M simulator experience in Rio de Janeiro

                        H225M simulator experience in Rio de Janeiro

                        Programme

                        Opening ceremony

                        Alignment meetings: Took place between the mentors before every sessions, with school professors and parents.

                        Mentoring sessions every week

                        Award ceremony : During the closing event each children was rewarded with a gift. The 3 best performing students of each class were awarded with a trip to Rio de Janeiro for a flight in Helibras H225M simulator. It was a unique experience for all of the children and their families knowing Rio for the first time.

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