Soaring Newswire April 2017

Soaring Newswire April 2017

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Join Our #STEMsoars Movement – Show Off How Your Organization Uses STEM On The Job

If this newspaper clip was released a year from now would you be on the right side of history?

Introducing the ‘#STEMsoars campaign,’ a new and exciting feature of our global outreach plan to showcase the stimulating world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and aviation. In addition to exposing youth to these fields directly through Capt. Shaesta Waiz’supcoming global solo flight, as a part of our global outreach, we are launching a campaign inviting companies and organizations everywhere to show children globally, and to our many online followers, how pursuing STEM/aviation studies are relevant and exciting. We need YOUR help! Who better to showcase their product and services than you? We would like you to join our campaign by submitting a short video (pre-existing or exclusive to this campaign) showing off your products or services, wherein you discuss how STEM studies were a necessary part of your industry.

We intend to display your video on our upcoming campaign webpage to coincide with the launch, and more excitingly, as a part of Capt. Waiz’s keynote speech at the 18 global outreach events. This would be a great publicity opportunity for your organization.

Find out more details about the campaign here, or email your questions to our media producer, Michael Wildes, at michael.wildes@dreamssoar.org.

Are you excited? Because we are!

Your participation could very well be the motivation that a child needs to pursue STEM & aviation. Be on the right side of history! #STEMsoars

Women in STEM Highlight: Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer, former astronaut, and the current director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tx. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993, Ochoa became the first hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery.
Follow The Dream Team’s Fundraising Efforts
Members of the Dream Team have set up fundraising pages that allow for peer to peer campaigning of our fundraising needs. Hear why they became a part of Dreams Soar, and we encourage you to take a look at a couple of their pages!
Daimely Lara, Corporate & Donor Relations
“You would be surprised how many women don’t know about STEM and aviation-related careers. I came from a town (Passaic, NJ) where these advanced fields of study were never an option. DSI WILL change that!”

Give to Daimely’s fundraising page here!

Michael Shekari, Aircraft Maintenance & Operations
“Aviation has always had a great impact on my life and I want to share my passion with the next generation!”

Give to Mike’s fundraising page here!

Keith Kocourek Makes Gift to Honor Fallen Aviator, Olivia Dahl

On September 18, 2016, young female aviator and student pilot, Olivia Dahl, was killed in an aircraft accident. An avid pilot and philanthropist, Keith was touched by Olivia’s story and wanted to help preserve her memory. “I am happy to support such a great cause that is helping attract young people to aviation, while also honoring the legacies of those whose lives are taken from us,” Keith shared.

Through a generous gift to Dreams Soar, Keith’s donation will allow us to name a flight leg ofShaesta’s route in memory of Olivia Dahl.

As parents, we understood there would forever be risks to becoming a pilot. We would like for other young people in our community and beyond who have an interest in flying not to be deterred by what happened to Olivia, because accidents happen in life to people both young and old, and if you never take any risks, you will never know the thrills and treasures life has to offer. Olivia chose an exciting path for herself, and went all in with that drive, intensity, and fearlessness that is common to gifted people from all walks of life.

~ Jennifer and Collin Dahl, parents of Olivia


We would like to thank all of our donors for their commitment to our cause! Here’s what they had to say about Dreams Soar recently:
Crystal Cobb:
“So proud of you, Shaesta!!!”Thank you Dreams Soar board of directors and spouses for your ongoing generous charitable gifts!
Rose Marie Norman
Pete and Heather Schlichting
Lou & Christine Seno
Lyndse Costabile
Bruce & Peg Ganger
Dr. James Sulton 
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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.
Host Your Own Outreach Event!
Fly Around the World with Shaesta and Be A Part of Aviation History!
When young people see someone like them who has succeeded in STEM and aviation, they can see themselves doing the same.  You can be a part of this historic flight and make a difference in your community!
Dreams Soar Global Flight Events can be tailored to your time, budget, and community.  We will help promote your efforts or organization throughout our media network.  You can create an event of your own or select from a number of ideas provided by Dreams Soar.
Email us at dsioutreach@dreamssoar.orgfor more information or to be connected with a local team in your area.
Tell Us – What Inspired YOU?
Hey Dreams Soar fans and followers! We want to hear what inspired YOU to make YOUR dreams soar. Submit a picture and quick story and we will feature you on our social media and newsletter. Please Submit your inspiring story to kimberly.kissh@dreamssoar.org now.

Patty Wagstaff Video Series!

Want to get the inside scoop on our adventures at Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School? Then check out our video series where we cover everything from Patty’s adventures in Kenya to what she has to say about inspiring the next generation. Check out the exclusive video series here!

Your Investment in Dreams Soar Helps to Inspire the Next Generation

With the global solo flight less than a month away, we need all the support we can get! Your donations will make a difference in the lives of 22,000 young children worldwide. Help us inspire the next generation. Invest in Dreams Soar today!

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