Above the Clouds Receives Grant from American Tower Foundations’ Social Justice Committee!

Above the Clouds is excited to announce a partnership with the American Tower Foundation.  Our partnerships with local businesses and their employees are invaluable to this little organization.  We are able to serve hundreds of children and teens through the work of volunteers whose employers support their dedication to the community.  Like, American Tower and their Social Justice Committee! American Tower Corporation is an American real estate investment trust and an owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure in several countries worldwide and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Above the Clouds has the good fortune to have had an employee of American Tower nominate the organization for this grant award.  American Tower has placed a high priority on social justice and has dedicated resources and funds to support local organizations.

Through our Discovery Flyers and Cadet Programs, Above the Clouds introduces communities that are underrepresented within the aviation industry to careers as private or commercial pilots, certified flight instructors, engineers, mechanics, airport managers and air traffic control.  We are thrilled to have the support of American Tower to continue our mentoring initiatives and to launch NEW programs in 2022.  Each of our programs focuses on inclusion and equity within aviation fields, but also in inspiring hope for children and teens facing serious adversity.  Check back on ATC’s social media and website to read testimonials and stories of youth served within Above the Clouds’ programs that have gone on to become pilots.  With this grant, Above the Clouds hopes to engage more American Tower employees as volunteers in our Dream Flights and Cadet programs.  Also, partially supported by this award, is the launch of a new speaker series and STEM programming.  The first Dream Flight Day of 2022 will feature a booth from Cape Cod Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program, hosted by one of our pilot volunteers.

If you work for a local business or corporation that supports volunteerism and community engagement, please volunteer with us!  If your employer encourages employee nominated charitable organizations for funding, please consider Above the Clouds!

Thank you American Tower Foundation for your support.

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