Breaking Barriers 

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1st Flight Program

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers is a program designed to normalize aviation and educate young people about the vastly growing world of aviation and the strides being made by underrepresented groups.

Breaking Barriers provides children grades K-12 with literature written by or about aviation personnel who have overcome adversity and thrived in the field of aviation. These publications will be made available to local libraries, schools and children who attend program events. Authors and aviation personnel will read these stories to children in attendance and answer any questions they may have about the book, their career or the field of aviation. This will help promote an interest in aviation and plant the seed for future inquiry into aviation as a profession.

Through this program, The BlueJireh Foundation inspires the next generation of aerospace professionals, contributing to a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Educational Opportunities

Breaking Barriers promotes reading comprehension, constructive conversations and continued education outside of a traditional classroom.


At Breaking Barriers events, children have a chance to meet pilots and other aviation professionals. Guest readers from the industry answer questions.


Through partnerships with local businesses, local families receive discounts and incentive coupons for attending events.

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