About Apogee 2020

Apogee 2020 Mission Statement

Apogee 2020 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on educating and training at-risk K-12 students in the areas of aviation, aerospace, and engineering integrating the use of hands-on and classroom teaching methods with the goal of inspiring our youth to pursue careers in 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based fields.

Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN

Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN is an after-school program open and available to Flint youth in grades 4-8 that presents STEM curriculum focused on aviation, physics, biology, meteorology, and aerospace science through computer based, hands-on, and traditional learning.  Through the use of NASA and Apogee developed curriculum, students will develop critical skills in the areas of leadership, social skills, critical thinking, and teamwork.  Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN focuses on: Raising aptitude in science and math, Encouraging initiative, individuality, discipline, responsibility, and respect,  teaching the importance of values, principles, and self-discipline to promote positive and productive behavior in support of maintaining safe, healthy, drug and violent free lifestyles, and equipping students with knowledge and skill sets that will enable them to pursue careers in aviation, aerospace, and engineering.  Apogee 2020, Inc. has partnered with the Crim Foundation and Holmes STEM Academy to make this program possible.

Apogee 2020 Student Eligibility Requirements

Apogee 2020, Inc. enforces a strict eligibility policy for admittance into its programs.  All students must meet and uphold the following requirements:

  1. Be actively enrolled in an elementary school in Flint, Michigan
  2. Be physically qualified to participate in the physical education program of the host school
  3. Be selected by an Apogee 2020 Site Facilitator
  4. Maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and an academic standing that warrants normal progression leading to gradation
  5. Maintain acceptable standards of conduct
  6. Maintain acceptable program attendance
  7. Comply with specified personal grooming standards and uniform guidelines
Benefits of the Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN

Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN strives to:

  1. Raise aptitude in science in math in our elementary school students grades K-12
  2. Provide a safe, secure, and nurturing educational environment for participants to develop self discipline skills, confidence, and leadership skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century technical work force
  3. Teach the importance of values, principles, and self-discipline to promote positive and productive behavior in support of maintaining safe, healthy, drug and violent free lifestyles
  4. Challenge students to excel in school, graduate from high school , and continue their education by attending college
  5. Encourage initiative, individuality, discipline, responsibility, and respect
  6. Equip students with knowledge and skill sets that will enable them to pursue careers in aviation, aerospace, and engineering