High school students will compete for $1,500 in scholarships via the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship FoundaHon website, and be announced during a Black History Month Science Fair hosted by Dakar FoundaHon for The Performing Arts. Currently, the success of Black and African American youth in ﬁelds of STEM is severely disproporHonate in comparison to the success of others in those same ﬁelds. With this iniHaHve it is our goal to provide an opportunity for culturally relevant academic compeHHon that students would not otherwise be invited to experience. Cultural relevance combined with compeHHon as well as social and ﬁscal reward will create an environment where students can draw on their cultural frames of reference to bring personal relevance to their projects. This will allow for parHcipants as well as their peers to more deeply internalize informaHon. “The brain needs emo/on and meaning to pay a4en/on, making learning personal and emo/onal for students can bring about the most las/ng lessons”. This concept lies at the heart of the Black History Month Science Fair iniHaHve. In addiHon, we will distribute scholarships that upliS youth by demonstraHng a tangible investment of Hme, energy and ﬁnance to encourage and prepare them for success in the near and distant futures. We want the message to be clear to our students: “Your community is thoroughly invested in your success. Scholarship winners will receive Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship memorabilia to go along with their scholarship and sponsors of winning students will receive awards as recogni:on for par:cipa:on in the success of this event. The applica:on for par:cipa:ng in the 2013 Black History Month Science Fair will be available soon.
IS THIS A GROUP PROJECT?* Is this a group project? If yes, each member of the group must submit a media release form. StarHng date of this experimentaHon* WHERE WILL YOU COMPLETE YOUR LAB WORK?* RESEARCH INSTITUTION School Field Name of work site (if diﬀerent from above)
Address of work site (if diﬀerent from above) INTENDED TITLE OF PROJECT* Other team members (Name and Grade) 200 MAX CHARACTERS WHAT IS THE PROBLEM OR QUESTION YOU INTEND TO INVESTIGATE?* WHAT IS YOUR HYPOTHESIS?* DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE METHOD OR PROCEDURE YOU INTEND TO USE* HOW DO YOU INTEND TO ANALYZE YOUR DATA?* WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO ATTEMPT THIS SCIENCE EXPERIMENT AND WHAT RELEVANCE DOES YOUR INTENDED PROJECT HAVE TO DO WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY? (250 WORDS MINIMUM)*
believes that a good story well told can make a diﬀerence in how youth sees the world of Diversity and Military Service and Sacriﬁce. Whether it is a feature ﬁlm like Red Tails , or a documentary like For Love Of Liberty. was designed to distribute compelling, entertaining stories that create awareness of the history of minority par:cipa:on in defending the na:on for future genera:ons. seeks to entertain audiences ﬁrst, then to invite them to par:cipate in making a diﬀerence. facilitates speciﬁc social ac:on campaigns for each ﬁlm and documentary designed to give a voice to issues that resonate in the ﬁlms. teams with social sector organiza:ons LIKE NAACP, non-‐proﬁts Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Founda:on and corpora:ons who are commiUed to crea:ng an open forum for discussion, educa:on and who can oﬀer speciﬁc ways for audience members to get involved. includes ac:on kits, screening programs, educa:onal curriculums and classes, house par:es, seminars, panels and other ac:vi:es and are ongoing "legacy" programs that are updated and revised to con:nue beyond the ﬁlm’s domes:c and interna:onal theatrical, DVD and television windows. has developed ac:ve, working rela:onships with 10 non-‐proﬁts which collec:vely have the poten:al of reaching over 5 million people.
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Our work as execu:ve producers on award winning military history documentaries, consul:ng with the Smithsonian on strategies to increase aUendance, and work with diversity ini:a:ves with the Department of Defense and Veterans Aﬀairs provide us with a unique perspec:ve and oversight on building bridges from the military echo-‐system to everyday civilian concerns.
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