Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bessie Coleman Foundation News: Apply to the Aerospace Leadership Academy


Bessie Coleman Aerospace Leadership Academy

In recognition of Bessie Coleman "Queen Bess"-
Who on June 15, 1926 became the first American citizen to receive an International Pilots License.

The Bessie Coleman Foundation, INC (BCF) will host the Bessie Coleman Aerospace Leadership Academy, June 15 & 16, 2010 in
Memphis, TN, for highly motivated young women between the ages of 18-24.

What is the Bessie Coleman Aerospace Leadership Academy?

The Bessie Coleman Aerospace Leadership Academy is a two day workshop designed to utilize the proven skills of Bessie Coleman to
expose and influence young women to set goals, and to consider aviation and aerospace technology as a career.

Participants will become familiar with careers in aviation and aerospace through tours, guided discussion with professional aviators
and lectures. They will also explore practical leadership skills such as financial literacy, setting goals, conflict resolution, and
communication, through workshops and seminars.

What’s in it for me?

The Bessie Coleman Aerospace Leadership Academy is all about preparing you to be successful!

-You will be given the unique opportunity to meet African-American women who are successful in aviation and aerospace

-You will also be taught leadership skills that will be useful wherever your life takes you.
-You will discover how to use your talents to become a positive influence to society.
-You will be a better person because of your knowledge of Queen Bess!
What will it cost me to attend?

Two days of your time -Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday June 16 from 8am to 3:30 pm. Also – you must be able to attend a
graduation reception in your honor on Wednesday, June 16 from 6pm to 8pm. "THAT'S ALL!!"

The Bessie Coleman Aerospace Academy is FREE!

Upon completion of the Academy, you will be invited to attend and participate in the BCF Fly-Sister-Fly Empowerment Breakfast on
Wednesday, August 4 2010 at the Downtown Marriot in Memphis, Tennessee.

Who is eligible to apply?

Young women in the Memphis, Tennessee area between the ages of 18-24 (high school graduates), who are ready to put their minds
to work, who are prepared to develop themselves and pursue success on every level!

What is required of me?

Complete and submit the following application to jmyers@WeAreTheLegacy.com or mail to BCF, PO Box 3163, Memphis, TN 381733163. DEADLINE for submission is May 21, 2010. Call more information contact Jennifer Myers at jmyers@wearethelegacy.com or
Thelma Rudd at 901-219-7544.

I wasn't able to uploadd the application here, becaue it's in PDF, but you can download it by going to http://wearethelegacy.com/Bessie%20Coleman%20Aerospace%20Leadership%20Academy%20Form.pdf

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