AFA’s AE mission mirrors that of CAP. Both organizations promote aerospace to the general public in an effort to prepare for future national security of America. Thus, in an effort to assist AFA in fulfilling its AE mission, and in deep appreciation to AFA for all the support given to CAP members, CAP also provides the following opportunities to AFA chapters:
These two free teacher membership opportunities provide an easy and no-cost manner for AFA Chapters to share aerospace education to the public and promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers to the youth of America. With CAP AE membership, teachers and leaders of youth organizations are provided free resources and benefits: over 20 national academic standards-based aerospace education products for grades K-12, to include a full color 675-page hard-cover aerospace textbook; online AE resources to include Satellite imagery, Robotics, and R/C aircraft programs; grants, professional development, and awards programs; and teacher orientation airplane flights.
In addition to the complimentary AE Memberships, there are several programs that AFA chapters can support in community classrooms and youth organizations- again, at no cost to the chapters. AFA chapters can use these programs as another avenue to “improve their grassroots effectiveness” to promote AE and STEM programs that lead to strengthening the nation’s ability to meet its defense needs with technological superiority.