JFK REDEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY OUTREACH
JFKR Community Outreach Initiatives
Each summer, the Community Outreach Team hosts a weeklong summer camp where students in grades 6, 7 and 8 learn about topics such as climate change, the carbon cycle, renewable energy and environmental justice. The students also take trips to JFK and Idlewild Learning Center.
Girls in Aviation Day was launched in 2015 by the non-profit organization Women in Aviation International. It is meant to introduce girls to career opportunities in the aviation industry — careers that in the past were not traditionally focused on women candidates such as pilots, engineers and mechanics.
On each annual Girls in Aviation Day, the Community Outreach Team, in partnership with the JFK General Manager’s Office, a day-long program that introduces the girls in attendance to the variety of opportunities in aviation and allows them to meet with and hear from women who work in these roles. The program is hosted at JFK International Airport and the attendees are given a tour of the facility.
Each Summer the Community Outreach Team helps to place offers students internship opportunities in the Information Center and throughout the Redevelopment Program.