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Celebrating Our Heroes 
After an exciting 5-week campaign for our scholarship fund, we now transition into the holiday spirit of giving. During the months of December and January, the Dreams Soar Dream Team will be hosting a campaign titled Holiday Heroes. This campaign aims at raising scholarship dollars in honor of our own personal heroes who have paved the way for us to pursue our dreams. 

The Holiday Heroes campaign will include supporter made videos and our traditional social media posts. What makes the Holiday Heroes campaign stand out from the others is that its main theme is based in global celebration. Also, this is the first fundraising campaign that allows our supporters to be interactive within Dreams Soar Inc. 
 
If you would like to submit a video for the Holiday Heroes campaign, please submit a 30second or less video  telling our audience who your hero is and why they inspire you to Media@DreamsSoar.org!
For more photos, videos and posts, please check out our Facebook!
Mentoring Future Leaders At ICAP's NGAP Global Summit
Dreams Soar was a big part of this week’s International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Global Summit in Montréal, Canada. Shaesta Waiz and Jill Meyers, Advisory Council member and Outreach Coordinator, attended to represent Dreams Soar Inc. In addition, Advisory Council member Veronica Carpio attended the summit representing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dreams Soar was honored to be guests of ICAO at the Summit as Shaesta addressed the international audience at the main session, sharing the success of the global flight. Among the speakers at NGAP was ICAO's Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, who joined Shaesta in speaking to a group of young students at the UNESCO “Think Pink Hardhat” Workshop. These unique UNESCO workshops are conducted globally and aim to encourage more young women to consider STEM careers, especially engineering. Their goal is to alleviate any preconceptions young girls may have towards these careers, for instance, images of men in hard hats.
 
In addition to the Global Summit presentations, there were other exciting activities focused on the next generation, which our team was involved in during the week. Shaesta and Jill were invited to serve as mentors in the NGAP Speed Mentoring program; Shaesta spoke to mentees about becoming a professional pilot, and Jill provided coaching on aeronautical engineering and project management. To conclude the NGAP Summit, Shaesta shared a brief presentation at a reception hosted by Capt. Aysha Al Hamili, Dreams Soar Advisory Council member, and the UAE Delegation team, thanking all of the members of the ICAO Council for their ongoing support to Dreams Soar. Everyone at Dreams Soar extends a big thank you to our dear friends at ICAO, especially Capt. Aysha, for their strong participation.
Continued Representation in Washington, D.C., Elevating Presence and Mission 
Ladies of Women in Aviation International, participating in events during efforts in Washington, D.C.
The presence of Dreams Soar spread across the Nation’s Capital November 29 and 30 where meetings were held with FAA’s Chief Learning Officer, Melissa King, as we look to participate in transformative projects advancing STEM and aviation, for the future of this industry. Board Chair, Lyndse Costabile, represented for us during these recent efforts in D.C. The trip’s main event was the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) Fall Awards Dinner, recognizing several distinguished recipients who went above and beyond the call of duty in their aviation role, public service flight activity or military duties. 

We continue projecting our mission across sectors to deliver STEM and aviation outreach globally. The Cirlot Agency, founded by Liza Cirlot Looser, has made a commitment to continue supporting our global media/public relations needs. Looking ahead, collaborating with like-minded organizations facilitating STEM projects, programs and education, Dreams Soar met with Liftoff Learning, a nonprofit organization providing students, educators, and local communities with the tools and resources to pursue STEM careers through mentorship and educational enrichment programs through the foundation concepts of aviation.
Photo 1: With Liftoff Learning team. Nonprofit supporting advancement of flight for next generation we hope to partner with in the future. (L to R) Jordan Ambers, Director of Content & Learning, Dreams Soar Chair Board member, Lyndse Costabile, and John Kelley, Director of Operations.
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!
'STEMMING' Partnerships To Inspire Future Generations
funding our future leaders has a large impact in our communities. The Department of Education has awarded a multi-year grant for low-to-moderate-income and first-generation college students at four New Hampshire high schools. This partnership stems a bridge between high schools and Keene State College to mentor high school students through math and science. 

This grant will provide support for summer camps, tutoring help and hands on training for students who participate. According to the director of Keene State's TRIO program, this program is designed to cater to disadvantaged students.

Read more about it here!
Donate To The Holiday Heroes Campaign Today!
Join us in raising scholarship dollars by donating today!
Science Ambassador Scholarship 
Cards Against Humanity opened the application for FULL tuition for women in STEM majors through the Science Ambassador Scholarship program. The deadline is December 11. 

Apply now before it's too late!
Daily Dose of STEM
Children are often intrigued by science and technology however, studies have shown that as they get older, they become more and more uninterested. As we all know, STEM careers are constantly being created and are currently the focus of the future. The Michigan Science Center aims at making STEM for everyone through an interactive exhibit titled "1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation". This exhibit contains films, video games, hands-on activities and live actors that convey the period of technological innovation in the 7th through 17th centuries. 

Read more about this exciting initiative here!
Order Your Official Dreams Soar Apparel Today!
Thanks to our on-going partnership with MSK Concepts, not only can you ensure that we're inspiring the next generation of STEM & aviation professionals through your generous donations, but now, you can also look the part!
 
Show off your support of Dreams Soar in style by purchasing your very own Dreams Soar polo or jacket! Every purchase supports our mission! Thanks to the generosity of MSK Concepts, 15% of every purchase is donated to the global outreach mission.
A special thank you to all our members and volunteers for their ongoing drive and passion supporting Dreams Soar meetings, events and outreach efforts domestic and international - these selfless acts are appreciated!
Thank You Donors!
"It is an honor to know great people who do amazing things! The world is lucky to have you. :)" ~ Carmen Contreras 

"Exposure is the KEY! Thank you Shaesta and Dreams Soar for showing these kids the possibilities of their dreams!" ~ Mary Sobzack
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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