Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There, and Everywhere! Now Flying Like a Superhero with Kids from High Aspirations

The Rod Streater Foundation and iFLY Indoor Skydiving Make The Dream of Flight a Reality

WHAT: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater continues his “Where’s Streater?” journey this time taking flight in the indoor skydiving facility at iFLY with kids from High Aspirations. At iFLY, Where’s Streater will be blown away – literally.  It’s thrilling.  It’s amazing.  Rod and the kids will experience the feeling of freefall as they float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching them to planet Earth.  It’s just FLYING in the air in a vertical wind tunnel. With Rod’s love of science, iFLY was the perfect destination for Where’s Streater?  In addition to flying, the kids will be immersed in a pre-flight STEM educational program, conducting several experiments within the chamber based upon their grade level and learning first hand how to use their bodies mid-flight to apply the concepts just learned in the classroom. Where’s Streater? is helping get kids excited about science by bringing science to life and that in itself is a Thrill. Following their flights, everyone will be treated to a pizza lunch provided by Old Town Pizza, Overland Park, KS.

WHO: Rod Streater, WR Kansas City Chiefs
18 Teenagers from High Aspirations

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21 Rod available for one-on-one interviews throughout the event
8:15 a.m. – 8:40 High Aspirations Youth Travel to iFLY
8:40 a.m. – 9:00 Welcome and Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 Pre-Flight: Demonstrations, STEM Education (2 Groups)
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 Gear Up and Flying
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 Pizza Lunch provided by Old Town Pizza
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 Return to High Aspirations

WHERE: iFLY Indoor Skydiving, 10975 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210

WHY: High Aspirations (H.A.) was founded by Henry W. Wash in 2004.  High Aspirations is a faith- based program that solely focuses on young African American males ages 8-18.The mission of the organization is to raise African-American males’ aspirations by initiating innovative ways to improve their lives socially, emotionally, academically and spiritually. High Aspirations addresses the lack of role models for African American males through mentoring. In Missouri, 54 percent of African American males graduate from high school each year, compared to 70 percent of white males. Young African-American men in Missouri also suffer some of the highest homicide rates in the nation. There are currently 69 young men participating in the program. More than 100 young men have graduated the program.

iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. iFLY makes the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment. Their commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and safety have made iFLY the undisputed market leader and a worldwide presence spanning five continents. The STEM education programs at iFLY uses IFLY’s unique vertical wind tunnel facility to make STEM exciting, relevant, and accessible to all students. The curriculum has been designed by teachers and STEM professionals to support STEM learning in the classroom.

The Rod Streater Foundation, a donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was established in 2014.  With signature programs like, “Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There and Everywhere”, the foundation provides a channel for local youth to experience activities which promote healthy lifestyles, technology, culture and the arts.  The Mission of The Rod Streater Foundation is to create a platform to inspire potential and impart leadership values of respect, responsibility and positive attitude among local youth. For this experience, all participants will receive a “Where’s Streater? t-shirt, transportation, flight including “high flights”, the STEM Education program, and pizza and drinks. To learn more about Rod’s foundation,  visit:  www.rodstreaterfoundation.org.

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