The new partnership will design aviation-inspired programming for
The gift, which will be paid out over two years, will also include a fundraising campaign to match donations made by individuals who make a new monthly pledge or increase their current amount. Through this matching program, Allegiant plans to create twice the impact, all year long. This ensures that kids at every stage of development have resources they need to succeed academically.
"We are excited to join
Promoting STEM education with an emphasis on careers in the aeronautical sciences is one of Allegiant's core pillars of corporate giving. Through the new Allegiant Aviation Journey, the airline and
Kids will discover a variety of experiential activities with an aviation focus, including touring airplanes, riding in flight simulators, visiting airports and more. Educational materials about aviation and STEM will also be made available to select Clubs.
"Preparing young people for a dynamic workplace and positioning them for a successful career is a hallmark of our organization," said
The commercial aviation industry is facing a global staffing shortage at a time when demand is at historically high levels. This year alone, North American airlines are facing a significant shortage of about 17,000 pilots – which could grow to nearly 30,000 by 2032, according to industry experts. Additionally, almost half of all
Airline maintenance careers will be impacted as well, as more aircraft become operational and maintenance engineers retire. More than 13,000
The new partnership with
Through this partnership with
Allegiant – Together We FlyTM
For 160 years,
View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/allegiant-pledges-1-million-to-boys--girls-clubs-of-america-to-develop-aviation-journey-301829984.html