Kent State Aeronautics Takes Red Nose Day to New Heights
What a non-profit organization in the United Kingdom started in 1988 has spread to the Kent State University Airport. Red Nose Day returns on May 25, 2017. The annual fundraising campaign is on a mission to end child poverty - both in the United States and in some of the poorest communities in the world. Money raised supports programs that ensure children in-need are safe, healthy and educated. Some of the charity organizations to receive the funds include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children's Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and the Global Fund.
This is the first year that Kent State University Aeronautics is taking part in Red Nose Day, sporting their red noses outside a hangar at the airport. The team wanted to take part because of the college’s rich history of enhancing the lives of children through education. In addition to offering a free aeronautics camp for high school-aged girls, an engineering camp for middle school girls and the A.C.E. Camp, Kent State supports children’s education during the Aeronautics Fair and has increased its presence at elementary schools’ career days. The aeronautics program sponsors the Youth Aviation Adventure as well as Girls in Aviation Day. Kent State Aeronautics always wants to be part of initiatives that give children the tools they need to be successful, which is why they are proud to be part of Red Nose Day.