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Napalm Explodes behind Cobra Attack Helicopter

Napalm explodes behind a Cobra Attack Helicopter hovering in front of thousands of spectators at an air and ground show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base in 2009. (Photo by WSM)

Maggie, Celebrate Freedom Foundation's Cobra Helicopter

Maggie flies over the tree tops and performs a flyover as thousands below cheer at 2012 Celebrate Freedom Festival in Finlay Park, Columbia, S.C. (Photo by WSM)

U.S. Army Demonstration Team Cobra Helicopter

A U.S. Army Demonstration Team Cobra Helicopter roars past thousands of spectators attending an air and ground show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base in 2009.  (Photo by WSM)

Black Hawk Helicopter Hovers

As thousands of spectators attending the 2009 Air and Ground Show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base, a Black Hawk Helicopter hovers as the pilot demonstrates the aircraft's maneuverability.  (Photo by WSM)

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Title 1

Title 1 is a federal program that provides funds to schools and school districts serving high numbers of economically disadvantaged children. Its goals are to ensure that high-risk students meet at least the minimum proficiency on state academic standards and assessments, and that they have a fair opportunity to earn a high-quality education.

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Title 1 Allocations

  • Title 1 funds are used to assess student needs, as well as to design and plan appropriate math and reading programs for struggling learners. According to the United States Department of Education, these programs “must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities.” Title 1 money pays for supplementary materials and additional educators. It also supports programs for early childhood, after school, and summer school. Homeless students who attend non-Title 1 schools and at-risk students who attend private or charter schools are also eligible for Title 1 services.

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574 Title 1 schools in South Carolina are eligible to receive federally-funded educational visits! Thanks to Title 1 federal funding, Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s SOaR™ (School/Student Opportunities and Rewards) educational program has already visited schools in many counties across South Carolina — including Beaufort, Greenville, Horry, Orangeburg and Richland. CFF’s SOaR™ Program emphasizes the importance of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in middle schools and high schools. And nothing generates interest in STEM subjects like a CFF SOaR™ Program visit.

The program’s mission is to help build a workforce that can compete globally for jobs of the future, and to ensure America’s tech­nological advantage in a global environment. STEM subjects provide skills and competencies greatly needed here in South Carolina, across the nation and globally.

A typical SOaR™ visit consists of three primary components:

  • The history of the Cobra AH1 F model helicopter and its deployment in the Viet Nam conflict and its continued use in peace time service.  Our subject matter experts inform the students about how important it is to make thoughtful choices about choosing a career and how to navigate obstacles that present themselves in their life each and every day choices. The example of the choice between a friend with 1 cupcake and one with 12 cupcakes is used. Making appropriate decisions and its importance.

  • Our experts discuss the various technologies and career opportunities that were used in the design and manufacturing of the helicopter. Students are informed that the pilot and copilot appear to be the ones that get all of the glory. However, behind the scene there is a team of 34 skilled team mates that maintain the helicopter.

  • We show real world examples of emerging manufacturing technology that require Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Sponsors Needed to Support CFF’s Mission

The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin have sponsored visits during 2014. However we encouarage any organization to please contact us if they are interested in supporting CFF’s mission to motivate students to pursue careers in science, tehnology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).


To Schedule a Title 1 School Visit: 

To schedule a Title 1 school visit or for more information about scheduling a Title 1 school visit, please contact Kathi Free at info@cff-soar.org or (803) 708-4752.

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