Compton Kids Learning To Fly, No Literally! [VIDEO]

Post By RelatedRelated Post

There are not many Black folks in the cockpits of America’s airliners nowadays, but one man in Compton, California is trying to change that.

CNN recently featured a Black pilot and entrepreneur Robin Petgrave who teaches young, inner-city kids in Compton how to cruise the sky through an after-school program. Petgrave, who is the founder of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, hopes it will keep these young people from cruising the streets.

“When a kid learns how to fly, they learn discipline, they learn self-control, they learn time management,” Petgrave says. “They learn why all of this stuff their teachers are cramming down their throats is important. Math, history, communication skills.”

One of his young students, Tasneem Khatib, says that flying gives her the confidence that there is nothing she cannot do. “It’s a great experience,” Khatib says. “It makes me feel like I can do anything.”



16 Comment

  1. This is newsworthy

  2. Its such as you read my mind! You appear to understand a whole lot about this, like you wrote the e-book in it or something. I believe which you merely could do with several to force the message home a bit, however other than that, this is amazing blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  3. Depending on yourself to make the decisions can really be upsetting and frustrating. It takes years to build confidence. Frankly it takes more than just happening to happen.

  4. O3FZNA You should deem preliminary an transmit slant. It would take your internet situate to its potential.

  5. Stunning quest there. What occurred after? Thanks!

  6. this is now one awesome article. Really pumped up about read more. undoubtedly read onaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАТ’аЂа†

  7. When someone writes an paragraph he/she keeps the idea

  8. You have brought up a very superb details , thankyou for the post.

  9. Thank you ever so for you post.Really thank you! Will read on

  10. There is apparently a bundle to identify about this. I suppose you made various nice points in features also.

  11. Im obliged for the post.Really thank you! Really Great.

  12. Wow, amazing blog format! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The total look of your site is wonderful, let alone the content material!

  13. Thanks a lot for the blog article.Much thanks again. Will read on

  14. wow, awesome article post.Really looking forward to read more.

  15. Sweet website, super design, really clean and employ genial.

  16. Merely wanna remark that you have a very nice site, I love the pattern it really stands out.

Leave a Comment

Email (will not be published)