Educational initiatives reach out to younger generations
Innovative lessons in flight with the National Air and Space Museum
At a corporate level, Safran USA supports enriching cultural and educational programs. One such program comes from the National Air and Space Museum, an institution which inspires through education on developments in aviation and space. Through a series of interactive video conference lessons sponsored by Safran, students learn about flight from Smithsonian experts. In 2013, students from the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas learned about the principles of helicopter flight in Vertical Flight: Helicopters in Action. In 2014, the focus shifts to students in Seattle, Washington with a new innovative series, Kites, Wings and Flying things: Learning with the Wright Brothers.
The highly successful Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. also receives funding from Safran USA for the professional-quality arts training and college preparation it gives to promising local students.
Through a series of interactive video conference lessons sponsored by Safran, students learn about flight from Smithsonian experts.
Youth education: Safran subsidiaries invests in our future
Safran gives back to local communities through local education-focused initiatives. Safran Electrical & Power and its EWIS Americas division believe in leading by example in the community and in the workplace. EWIS team members engage in outreach programs like school supply drives in Denton Texas – a policy followed by Safran Landing Systems, which does the same for their local Boone County Board of Education in Kentucky. And following its guiding belief that education is an investment in the future, Safran Test Cells (a subsidiary of Safran Aero Boosters) supports Junior Achievement educational programs, which help instill leadership abilities in students through volunteer-run courses.