Boeing

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Education

Boeing partners with students, families and educators to inspire and motivate the next generation of innovators.

Overview

By leveraging our total resources, including corporate grants, partnerships with higher educational institutions and employee volunteerism, Boeing is committed to helping children and youth achieve their potential through educational enrichment and support programs that promote academic success, independence and economic sustainability.

Students, Mentors

Boeing employees are inspiring students and parents to engage in active learning where a problem is solved by applying classroom lessons to a real-world challenge.

Dream. Design. Build.

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Boeing South Carolina’s DreamLearners program covers required math and science standards. Here, a student in a local aerospace camp takes part in an airplane build exercise. (Alan Marts photo)

Boeing is committed to preparing and inspiring the next generation to do what they dream and gain the skills to help them design and build a bright future. To that end, Boeing supports student learning by teaching them the skills needed to be adaptable – to acquire knowledge throughout their lives and apply it successfully in school, work and life.

This reflects the founding principles of the company, which started with a dream made possible by the persistence and innovative thinking of pioneering individuals. Every day, our employees continue this legacy by applying their knowledge, skills and creative problem solving to make the impossible take flight.

Our investments, volunteerism and thought leadership are intended to help students gain fundamental, 21st century skills – the ability to think critically and solve problems, collaborate well, be creative and communicate effectively. These skills are increasingly important both for jobs that require academic degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as those that do not. By supporting efforts that build every student’s abilities, belief and interest in these STEM-relevant skills, we help set up future leaders for another century of innovation and success.

Early Learning

Boeing takes the long view that learning begins at birth. Our investments in early learning are intended to ensure that every child has access to quality early care and education. Early learning is essential to giving all students a good and equal start in life. Boeing supports efforts to improve the preparation of early caregivers and drive public awareness of the importance of early education. Research shows that early learning has a significant return on investment; youth who have access to high-quality early learning opportunities are better prepared for building literacy and numeracy skills and are less likely to require remediation in core subjects later on in life.

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Boeing partner Iridescent Learning uses cutting-edge technology to tell engaging stories that illustrate basic science concepts to students. (Maria Passaseo photo)

Educator Leadership Development

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Through collaboration with Boeing, the national nonprofit New Leaders is able to help teachers and principals hone their leadership abilities through training and school-based residency programs.

Boeing supports the development of educators because teachers and school leaders are key levers of student achievement and success, and because leadership is a Boeing core value and commitment. Research indicates that educators and school leaders have an outsized impact on student learning and achievement. Supporting educator leadership development in both instruction and management is critical to improving student outcomes. Boeing supports school and teacher leadership programs that support educators in shifting their practice so that they are equipped to create learning environments that allow students to practice and acquire 21st century skills.

Problem-based Learning

How students learn matters as much as the quality of what they learn. Our efforts are intended to inspire and prepare students to learn throughout their lives and apply their knowledge in relevant ways to improve the world we live in – that’s what Boeing employees do every day. Skills such as creative problem-solving, technical expertise, curiosity and persistence are the same qualities we want to instill in the next generation. Drawing on the company’s core competencies and leadership in engineering, science and advanced manufacturing, Boeing supports problem-based learning opportunities related to STEM experiences and skills for students and their families.

Larry Ostrom, Students, Robot

The FIRST Robotics Competition matches Boeing employee mentors with more than 200 student teams annually as they design, build and test robots to compete with others around the world.

University Relations

Students

We believe that our global partnerships with higher education institutions are critical for preparing today’s students with tomorrow’s skills for advancing innovation.

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Building Leaders

Developing strong leaders is the foundation for our continued success. Learn more about how we invest in advancing the careers of our people.

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