Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do first?
Elect or appoint a unit Education Officer. All unit Education Officers should register with the CAF Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read through and understand the resources available on this website. Check out the resources under getting started. Don't be hesitant to reach out to other CAF Units or the CAF Education Team!
Is there a certain way my unit has to run an education program?
In a nutshell, no. However, there are certain best practices and guidelines under the Getting Started and Resource Center sections of the website that will ensure you are successful and engaging. Most importantly, make sure you are staying true to our mission to Educate. Inspire. Honor. with hands on, meaningful activities, building strong community partnerships, and making sure kids are growing their knowledge of Aviation, STEM, and the Greatest Generation. Check out the lessons that are ready to use for various ages in the Resource Center (coming by the end of the Summer 2019).
How much will this cost?
The cost to your unit will depend on the level of investment you want to put into your community. Some programs may only require time, while others may necessitate fundraising to support larger efforts, like the dome theater, a full education day or a mini "summer camp". Along with an educational plan, it maybe helpful to develop a funding plan linked to building community partnerships. HQ is here to help!
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