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Dreams are Soaring in Sanford!

The inaugural Aviation Day 2017 at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) was a great success! Following Col. Joe Kittinger, Shaesta was featured as a keynote speaker, where she shared highlights of her round-the-world solo flight for STEM.

Afterwards, she fielded questions from the eager children, and took pictures with many of them.

The event had more than 2,000 young children and adults present, which also featured booths from local aviation companies, an airshow, and several aircraft on display. A great day for outreach!

More about the event here: https://www.aviationdayorlandosanford.com/

Let's Celebrate Holiday Heroes Together
Dreams Soar's Holiday Hero campaign continues into its third week of fundraising for programming and scholarship dollars! Collectively we have raised over $11,000 toward our $100,000 goal. How exciting is that?!
 
Visit our website today and see how YOU can become a Holiday Hero! 
Check out this Holiday Heroes post by our social media lead, Kimberly Kissh!
Dreams Soar Hangs Out in Houston
Universal Weather & Aviation, our partner who provided critical weather support during the Global Flight, hosted Shaesta and Jill at their headquarters in Houston on December 12. Our team received a tour of the operations and met the meteorology team that worked so hard (on their own time as volunteers) to provide weather forecasting and flight-following services. Shaesta gave a presentation on the flight to their employees, along with invited guests from the local Women in Aviation International chapter. Houston-based Dreams Soar team member, Elizabeth Larson, was also in attendance. We would like to thank Lex Den Herder for planning and hosting this event, and also a big thanks to our Universal Weather support team: Jason, Steve, Leora, Tania, Whitney, Karen, Alanna and Jennifer!
What's On Your Dream List?
The holidays are approaching, are you prepared to help us and others? By doing your shopping on Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Dreams Soar Inc. to help brighten a young person's future. 

Interested in this amazing opportunity? Click here to start!
Children Inspired Through Robotics 
Over 300-students, grades fourth through eighth, spent their Saturday at Napper North High School in Illinois. The event is a FIRST Illinois Robotics initiative. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and began in 1989. 

This particular competition was themed "hydrodynamics" which encouraged the students to find solutions to modern-day water problems. Students used Legos to build robots to use in 2 and-a-half minute games which each robot needed a specific tool to complete each mission. Many students expressed how much this competition fueled their passion for STEM.

Read more about it here! 
Donate to the Holiday Hero Campaign Today!
Join us as we raise needed programming dollars. Gifts are tax deducible to the fullest extent of the law. Make your year-end gift to support Dreams Soar, today!
Daily Dose of STEM
New study finds that women are the best collaborative problem solvers

We live in a world where trust and teamwork is more important than ever. OECD Pisa has completed the first ever assessment of collaborative problem solving skills (CPS) to see how students stand in relation to their global peers. In some of the main takeaways from this study, Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, notes that students who do well in PISA’s reading and math assessments also tend to be strong performers in CPS. Examples are Japan, Korea, Estonia, Finland and Canada, all of whom did well. 

Read more here!
Dress in Style with Dreams Soar and Their Partners!
Order Your Official Dreams Soar Apparel Today!

Not only can you ensure that we're inspiring the next generation of STEM & aviation professionals through your generous donations, but now, you can look the part!
 
Every purchase supports our mission! Thanks to the generosity of MSK Concepts, 15% of every purchase is donated to our efforts
Look The Part!
Our partners at Universal Weather & Aviation sported their Dreams Soar gear for this exciting meet up! You can look the part too by ordering Dreams Soar apparel in a variety of colors!

Click here to order your very own Dreams Soar merchandise!
Thank You Donors!
On behalf of the entire Dreams Soar family, we thank our donors today and always for their never ending support for our mission and helping dreams soar!
Check out our social media pages for more photos, videos and fun!
There's no better time to inspire the next generation of STEM and aviation professionals. Invest in Dreams Soar today!
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