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The Young Airmans Association

Educating Youth Through Aviation

aka United Youth Aviators   |   Arverne, NY   |  unitedyouthaviators.com
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The Young Airmans Association

EIN: 83-2005292


Mission

Objective: Changing the mentality of underprivileged youth to learn how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) allows for the fun wonders of flight. This shift in philosophy will encourage future aspirations in our youth. Mission: To become the most impactful and valuable program, elevating the mindsets of youth in underserved communities. Goal: The Young Airmans Association will attain resources and funds to help youth in underrepresented communities achieve their Airmans Certificate (Private Pilot License). We will further be a resource and continue to help these youth acquire any requirements needed to become a pilot in any classification thereafter. All classifications will be in accordance to the Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Young Airmans Association was able to fund 9 youth for United Youth Aviators aviation summer camp July 2019 The Young Airmans Association was able to teach 9 youth with United Youth Aviators during the Fall 2020. Due to the pandemic it was revised and adjusted, we also did Zoom lessons as well. We presently have 4 total Youth pilots who have completed the requirements and are now licensed pilots in 2022.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Mr. Cletodell Titus

Main address

171B White Sands Way

Arverne, NY 11692 USA

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EIN

83-2005292

Subject area info

Vocational secondary education

Engineering

Youth development

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization will expose young men and women to the wonders of aviation. They will be taught by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructors (CFI). They will learn the principles of flight and experience actual flying and log flight hours. This will put these selected youth in a superior position, to be marketable in the Airline Industry which is in need of pilots. We want to introduce the opportunities in aviation which can make a positive economic impact on underrepresented communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

United Youth Aviators

UYA in conjunction with The Young Airmans Association ( 501c3)
is a new and exciting summer camp to expose youth to the wonders of aviation. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) will teach the principles of flight in a fun camp environment. These youth will experience actual flying, and log flight hours. They will be achieving their Airmans Certificate (Private Pilot License). In 2020 we expanded our programs to teaching on Flight Simulators and a weekend Flight Academy.
The Young Airmans Association ( 501c3) will help those youth not afforded the opportunity.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Youth Aviators aviation summer camp 2019

United Youth Aviators Weekend Flight Academy 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of sponsorships received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

United Youth Aviators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

United Youth Aviators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Youth Aviators that received their Private Pilots License

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

United Youth Aviators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

United Youth Aviators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Awarded $10,000 from Vanguard Charitable Awarded $5,000 from Emmanuel Baptist Church Mission and Benevolence Fund Awarded $200 from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Number of donations received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

United Youth Aviators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

United Youth Aviators

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to help as many young men and women achieve their Airmans Certificate (Private Pilot License) . This will give them a start to be marketable in the Airline Industry private or commercial.

Through grants,donations,fundraising,sponsors etc. we will help young men and women with funding to attend the United Youth Aviators summer camp.

We are partnered with the United Youth Aviators to raise funds for those not afforded the opportunity.

We were able to raise funds through various supporters to have 9 Aviators for the Summer July 2019. We now have a UYA Weekend Flight Academy starting in Sept thru May. We are proud to say we have 3 Youth pilots who have successfully completed their private pilots license.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the youth of underserved communities in NYC. Changing the mentality of underprivileged youth to learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) allows for the fun wonders of flight. This shift in Philosophy will encourage future aspirations in our youth.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, Social Media ,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We decided to expand our age groups as well as we organized and executed a Fall / Winter weekend Academy. We have also expanded to teaching on Flight Simulators in NYC public schools

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have gained several new partnership /relationships with hearing the needs of the people we serve to best accomplish our mission and goal.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

The Young Airmans Association

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Young Airmans Association

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2019

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $40,800
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $550
Total Revenue $41,350
Expenses
Program Services $150,000
Administration $17,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $167,000

The Young Airmans Association

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2019

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Mr. Cletodell Titus

Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn. I played basketball in high school and went to play Division 1 basketball at Long Island University. I achieved my Associates Degree in Computer Science from SUNY Farmingdale , Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Psychology from Long Island University. I am a 14 year veteran of the New York Police Department , starting my career at 24. Assigned to the School Unit for 11years, I enforced discipline, mentored and helped the youth community of Bedford-Stuyvesant . Most recently I became a New York State Certified Camp Director for the 081pct Community Council Summer Camp. I also achieved my Private Pilot License and went further to become a Federal Aviation Administration Certified Flight Instructor.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

The Young Airmans Association

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Milton Davis

The Young Airmans Association

Term: 2018 -

Cletodell Titus

President

Milton Davis

Board Chairman

Qahira Smalls

Treasurer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/30/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/22/2019

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.