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CAF Red Tail Squadron Essay Contest

CAF Red Tail Squadron Essay Contest

Looking for a fun and meaningful project for your Black History Month lesson planning? Inspire your students with the remarkable story of the Tuskegee Airmen by participating in the CAF Red Tail Squadron Essay Contest!

The Tuskegee Airmen were our country’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. In a time when the odds were stacked against them, the men and women who became known as the Tuskegee Airmen made a mark on history, and helped lead the integration of the U.S. Armed Forces two decades before the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The CAF Red Tail Squadron is hard at work to ensure their history and legacy is never forgotten.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron Essay Contest is a fun way to help students learn about the achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen. They will get the chance to put into action what they have learned about the importance of education, training and especially determination, based on the Tuskegee Airmen’s example of overcoming adversity. The contest will be a lesson both in inspiration and finding the motivation to achieve!

Make room in your February lesson planning to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen have your students flex their writing skills for the CAF Red Tail Squadron Essay Contest!

How to participate:

  1. Order a RISE ABOVE Resource Kit, or contact the CAF Red Tail Squadron at info@redtail.org or (888) 928-0188 to see if your school qualifies for a FREE kit.
  2. Integrate the history and social significance of the Tuskegee Airmen into your lesson planning, utilizing materials from the RISE ABOVE Resource Kit or from our website at www.redtail.org.
  3. Have students and their parents read the contest rules and sign the participation form.
    Contest Rules Participation Form
  4. Submit entries by February 28, 2017 to info@redtail.org or mail to:

CAF Red Tail Squadron
971 Hallstrom Dr.
Red Wing, MN 55066

Please feel free to call us at (888) 928-0188 or email info@redtail.org if you have any questions or need further information. Thank you, and happy lesson planning!

Watch this video endorsement from John Pickens, III, an educator from Rantoul, IL. John shares how the RISE ABOVE Resource kit and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit impacted students at his school.

The RISE ABOVE Resource Kit gives you the tools to enrich your lessons about this compelling piece of history, while inspiring students to achieve their goals.

“Consider using the kit in your classroom. The content is engaging and it provides a unique learning experience.”
~ Mamie Oatis, Principle of Southwestern Middle School in DeLand, Florida