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Centro Campesino understands that if the youth in our community are to thrive in the future (our nation as well), they need to begin to prepare and become actively encouraged for the education and professions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As President Barack Obama stated the “…Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students – especially in science, technology, engineering, and math.” With that in mind, Centro Campesino has partnered with Career Source of South Florida to offer local youth the opportunity to spend seven days living aboard a simulated aircraft carrier learning about STEM jobs and opportunities.

The National Flight Academy (NFA) is an interactive, immersive learning adventure that focuses on inspiring youth to take a greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The NFA was created to address the serious concerns of declining STEM skills and standards in our country.

Since inception, over 5,000 students from all 50 states and seven countries have experienced the unparalleled learning adventure aboard AMBITION, a state-of-the-art program housed onboard a 100,000+ square foot virtual aircraft carrier. Attendees – known as AMBITION Experimental Pilots or AXPs – plan missions with ultramodern, advanced technology, learn to fly in 30 networked flight simulators, eat on mess decks, sleep in staterooms and receive mission briefings in six fully electronic ready rooms. Mission planning is conducted in Joint Intelligence Centers (JICs) using modern interactive learning technology. Read amazing testimonials on the great experience students have had!

To learn more about this program, contact Barbara Cesar at (305) 245-7738 Ext: 237 or via e-mail at bcesar@ccfcfl.org.

Watch a live virtual tour now!