FOR GRADES :  9, 10, 11 and 12


This program exposes students to the multiple applications of the drone industry and builds invaluable E-STEM Skills. This project matches present-day career paths which include FPV racing, aerial 2d/3d mapping, photography & videography. The goal is for students to understand the real-life applicability of how drones are positively impacting some of the world’s biggest challenges within: agriculture, utilities, energy, media and entertainment, delivery services, the internet, real estate, mapping, search and rescue, construction and engineering, sports, business, insurance companies and more.     

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Intro to Drones:

Students will receive a basic overview of drones, how they function and fly, while also learning to fly effectively without GPS, and discuss how drones are currently being deployed for commercial and public safety use.

Part 107 Test Prep: 

Students will gain an understanding of the safety and operational requirements necessary to successfully complete the FAA Unmanned Aircraft – General test and become fully-licensed drone pilots.

The Hands-On Drone Flight Training:

DJI Phantom 4 Pro: Students will receive comprehensive outdoor flight training on the versatile DJI Phantom 4 Pro including all of its advanced features.

Drone Photo and Video Production:

Students will use their flight skills to capture outstanding aerial imagery (pictures and video) and then be taught how to manage and manipulate that data in popular digital editing software to create video productions.

Intro to Autonomous Drone Apps with Hands:

On Flight Training: Students will learn to program autonomous missions, becoming proficient in the execution of the autonomous flight protocols which enable many commercial drone deployments.

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This program is open to all youth in grades 9 through 12 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Youth must be focused, determined and ready to discover. Costs and fees are waived for students receiving free or reduced lunch. 

Important Dates

session 1 Fall 

October 7, 2019 - December 13, 2019 

     When: Friday 2:30 - 5:30 pm

     Location: IWMF Facility  

session 2 Winter 

Jan 13, 2020 - March 19, 2020

      No Events 

session 3 Spring 

March 23, 2020 - June 18, 2020

     When: Friday 2:30 - 5:30 pm

     Location: IWMF Facility  

session 4 Summer 

June 12, 2020 - August 31, 2020 

      No Events 

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Mentorship is proven to increase retention, persistence, and graduation of student participants. This high-quality, high-impact mentoring program provides a unique E-STEM platform between mentor and student through an interactive and personalized curriculum.



To get involved in this life-changing and ground-breaking program, apply below. Be someone who matters to someone who matters, and mentor a college student!  Click the box below. 

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If you are a youth or parent seeking a program that can provide academic tutoring, college/career planning, 21st-century work skill knowledge, mentoring, or just a place to be challenged and grow, use the button below to apply. 




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