The partnership between CASIS and Scouting has grown as a result of the human resource crisis that will be impacting this country. Together our organizations are piloting innovative opportunities for youth to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); skills that are critical for future aviation and aerospace professionals. As an example, three local Scouting units are preparing experiments that will be launched to the International Space Station.
Providing 21st century educational programs to prepare our youth for career readiness and workforce development in the aviation and aerospace industry and STEM fields are priorities both for CASIS and Scouting.
The Pathway to Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America serves northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. In addition to our traditional programs of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing, we also impact students age 14 to 21 with our Exploring programs that are educational programs designed to partner youth with professionals to get an on-the-job, first-hand experience of the real world.
The Pathway to Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 23,000 young men and women and over 9,000 adult volunteers each year in partnership with hundreds of Chicago area and Northwest Indiana schools and organizations.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected by NASA in 2011 as the managers of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. The CASIS education mission is to use the International Space Station as the ultimate learning platform to provide innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs that make the most of the unique environment of the ISS. Working together with partners, like the Boy Scouts of America, CASIS uses the ISS as an incredible tool to excite and engage young minds in science and technology concepts that are key to success in higher learning environments and future careers.
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Silver Sponsor $15,000
Bronze Sponsor $7,500
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