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September 13, 2013
2013 Annual Dinner Gala
Each year, Shades of Blue honors an educator and/or Corporate member with the Edward Dwight Jr. Award for their support of our student members educational opportunities in Aerospace, Aviation, and all STEM curriculum.

By offering summer programs, scholarships, internship, our student members enjoy the advantages associated with higher learning.

This year`s Gala will be held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., beginning at 6:00 pm and lasting through 10:00 pm.

Many of our student member graduates, current students, and industry professional will be in attendance.

Sponsorship levels and Tickets are available by RSVP to Willie Daniels, (303) 549 - 6204 or Stef Petryszyn (303) 916 - 8840.

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June 10, 2013
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp-2013
SHADES OF BLUE and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) will host 0ne of the 2013 Exxon Mobil Dr. Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps. (EMBHSSC) is a two-week residential camp hosted at colleges and universities across the nation in 2013.

We are proud to announce that two of these camps will be held locally. One at The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs from June 10, 2012 - June 21, 2012 and the other at The University of Wyoming.

They will sponsor up to 20 residential camps during the months of June-August. Each camp will provide 48-54 promising middle school grade level students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus - all at no cost to the child or family.
June 1, 2013
Exxon Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
June 2013 - August 2013. Two-week residential camps will be hosted at colleges and universities across the nation.

Read PDF at link below:
April 13, 2013
Rock Canyon High School Post Prom Event
Shades of Blue volunteered to be part of the Highland Ranch Rock Canyon High School post prom event by hosting a booth with a radio controlled airplane flight simulator. Students tried their hand at flying a model aircraft through an obstacle course. See link below for photos
March 25, 2013
Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Spring Camp
March 25 - 27 spring 2013 Aviation and Space Camp
February 2, 2013
Shades of Blue Spring Engineering and Ground School Programs
In conjunction with supporting John Barrys Aero Ground School program Shades of Blue has kicked off their engineering program for 2013. These are both 9 week programs free to registered students. For photos see the following link:
October 21, 2012
2012 Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival--10/13 to 10/21
It`s Cool Science Carnival time again!

Come find out how much fun science, math and engineering really is. To kick of the 2012 CSCSF we`re once again taking over most of the UCCS campus and pulling together dozens of companies, schools, clubs, nonprofits, government agencies, museums and other organizations from across the state to provide a day-long slew of fun, science related activities.

We`ll be presenting a line-up of live science shows, workshops and performances throughout the day, and providing over 85 hands-on science activity stations (so far), including several presented by Cool Science.

Most activities are intended for students ages 8-15, but there will be fun for all ages.

Click here: Online festival Schedule of events:

Click here: Download a PDF of the printed program:

Click here: Download a copy of our festival flyer:

Click here: Download a copy of our festival NEWSLETTER:

Carnival Day Information:
September 15, 2012
2012 Auction and Annual Shades of Blue Awards Dinner
The Shades of Blue organization and its loyal sponsors hosted its 2012 Auction and Annual Awards Dinner at Denvers Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. CO.

This museum is one of only 750 out of

a total of 16,000 museums nationwide to be awarded accreditation by the American Association of Museums. This Event, set in the beautiful atrium of the Museum and took place on September 15th, 2012.

During this special fun-filled and informative night, the Museum opened several displays and hands-on unique scientific and historical exhibits to those who attend. Kids from six to a hundred were able to fulfill their "astronaut" dreams and tour this exciting collection nature and space oriented exhibits.

Our 2012 SHADES OF BLUE Ed Dwight Jr. Awards and Corporate Recognition Awards followed


Dancing under the atrium stars to the tunes of the jazz band Up Town Girls.

Click here: Download the BROCHURE & PROGRAM

Pictures can be viewed at this link:
September 8, 2012
Shades of Blue Engineering and Ground School
Shades of Blue in conjunction with the Aurora Public School (APS) organization have developed a nine week engineering and aviation ground school program for 12 to 18 year old students. The program is supported by instructors from Shades of Blue, APS, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Young Eagles, and University of Colorado. The program started Sep 8th and will end Nov 3rd. Go to the following link for photos.
August 30, 2012
Former Astronaut and NASA Administrator Leland Melvin Visits Colorado
Melvin visited five Colorado schools in two days. The trip was hosted by Shades of Blue, an organization aimed at introducing and leading students to career opportunities in aviation and aerospace. The Castle Rock-based nonprofit provides young people with educational opportunities, training and employment assistance. For pictures of the event go to:
July 9, 2012
SHADES OF BLUE / Math Pioneers Science Camp
Shades of Blue, Math Pioneers, and Church in the City/Beth Abraham are hosting the 8th annual Mathstronauts Math and Science Summer Day Camp this summer July 9 - August 3. ,

We will look forward to seeing you all through the year.

July 3, 5, 6 9AM - 3PM Math Exploration with MATLAB Camp

July 9 -13 Session 1 9AM - 12PM - Rocket Science

July 9 -13 Session 2 - 1PM - 4PM McGyver Week - Engineering Fun

July 16 -20 Session 1 9AM - 12PM - Robotics I - Green Robots

July 16 -20 Session 2 - 1PM - 4PM - Robotics II - Battle Bots

July 21 -27 Shades of Blue Aviation/Aerospace Camp

July 30, August 1 9AM - 5PM Multicultural Math: Connecting Math with Art and Dance

July 31, Aug 2, 3 9AM - 3PM Math Exploration with MATLAB Camp

$50 non-refundable registration fee/session

Mathstronauts Camps - $150/session

Shades of Blue Aviation / Aerospace Camp - $275

Math Boot Camps - $45/session

Registration Forms

Scholarship Application Forms
March 24, 2012
Engineering - General Overview Course 2012
Photos of the events: CLICK here: Pictures

Come join us for a general overview course of engineering with Aurora Public Schools and SHADES OF BLUE from February 18th through March 24th, 2012.

The purpose of this overview is to introduce students whose grade levels range from 8th grade to 12th with a general idea of what engineering is all about. These will be students who have expressed an interest in learning more about engineering and also becoming engineers.

The dates and times: Each Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for the six weeks.

The location will be at the Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning Conference Center.

CLICK here: Download/View Flyer

Click the link below to Register
January 31, 2012
28th National Space Symposium's ``International ART CONTEST``
Seeking Talented PreK-12 Student Artists From Across the Planet! (For international students - equivalent ages for U.S. school grades PreK-12 will be used.)

Art Boxes for Grand Prize Winners! Gift Certificate for Space Foundation Achievement Award!

All entries must be submitted and sponsored by a teacher. Artwork must be received no later than January 31, 2012 !

CLICH here: Download/View ART CONTEST Flyer

CLICK the link below to register for this event.
November 19, 2011
Wings Over the Rockies Gala- Tuskegee Airmen
On Saturday Nov 19 the Wings Over the Rockies Museum with support from Shades of Blue honored the Tuskegee Airmen for their incredibly bold and inspirational contributions to the culture of aviation and to our country. Joining this special event were Governor John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael Hancock, CEO of Ball Aerospace Dave Taylor, the producer of the movie "Red Tails" Charles Johnson, and the Master of Ceremonies Amelia Earhart . There were also personal video tributes from President Obama, a video from pilot John Travolta, another from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. and also one from the daughter of a Tuskegee Airmen, news anchor Robin Roberts. Nine young Tuskegee re-enactors sauntered through the crowd, wearing authentic flight suits, leather jackets, it was as if the actual Tuskegee airmen had gone back in time, back to their glory days, back to the days when they were altering the course of history. These young men are all pilots or student pilots and are representatives of the Colorado Chapter`s Mile High Program and the Shades of Blue organization, both of whom conduct programs in partnership with Wings Over the Rockies.

The honored Tuskegee airmen were Aviation Cadet Randy Edwards, LtCol James Harvey III, Capt Samuel Hunter, Jr., 2nd Lt Franklin Macon, Corporal Henry Moore, LtCol John Mosley Jr., Col Buck Newsum, LtCol Marion Rodgers and Col Charles McGee.

Go to the following link for photos:
November 4, 2011
Minorities Explore Engineering
Join the University of Colorado Boulder for a day to discover the diverse and creative world of engineering!

Through hands-on projects and lab tours, you`ll get a chance to explore how engineers are essential to health, happiness and safety.

Plus, you`lll also get the inside scoop on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.

CLICH here: Download/View INFORMATIONAL Flyer

CLICK the link below to register for this event.
October 29, 2011
Engineering Sampler
Are you ready to discover what CU-Engineering has to offer?

Don`t miss Engineering Sampler! This one-day program includes an overview of possible majors and careers, laboratory demonstrations, discussions with student and faculty panels, and information about financial aid, scholarships, and residence halls.

High school students entering their junior or senior year, parents, teachers and counselors are invited to attend.

CLICH here: Download/View INFORMATIONAL Flyer

CLICK the link below to register for this event.
October 22, 2011
FOR ONE WEEK...October 15-22, 2011.




Cool Science Carnival

Rocket Launch

Rubik`s Cube Competition

Science Scavenger Competition


Sun Viewing

Teacher Seminars

Science on Tap Night

High-Tech Tours

Nature Walks

Wildlife Discussions

Enviornmental Discussions

Science of Beer Brewing Adventure

County Coroner Crime Lab Tour

...and More !

CLICH here: Download/View the COOL SCIENCE FESTIVAL Flyer

CLICK the link below to register for this event.
October 1, 2011
Engineering General Overview Course
8th-12th Grade Students

What can you expect to learn?

General overview of engineering

 Engineering a Noble Profession

Earth and ITS Coordinates

Orbital Mechanics

Raytheons Perspective

Launching Learning

October 1st - November 5th, 2011

Every Saturday from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon


CLICK the link below to register for this event.
September 30, 2011
2011 Annual Awards Dinner & Auction
Another fantastic Shades of Blue Annual Awards Dinner. Dave Aguilera from Denver Channel 4 news was the MC. Social hour started with a silent auction with items from, bronze statue by Ed Dwight Jr., signed limited edition print "Tuskegee Angle From Above" by David Lee Sample and Col Charles E. McGee, One hour simulator time in a United 747 simulator donated by United Airlines, Gourmet Dinners cooked at the winners home, and many other unique items. Our Corporate Sponsors were recognized for their unrelenting support. The next major award, Shades of Blue Ed Dwight Jr. Education Award went to Mr. Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator, NASA. The next award, Shades of Blue Ed Dwight Jr. Special Award went to Stef Petryszyn for his outstanding contribution to the future of aerospace studies and the education of our societys future. The Shades of Blue Special Recognition Award went to Captain Peter Underwood for his work in an outstanding program for student development. The Shades of Blue Special Corporate Award for Community Outreach and Leadership went to United Airlines and United Launch Alliance. Many thanks go out to all that attended, contributed, supported, and held (Denver Museum of Nature and Science) the event. All you folks help make Shades of Blue continue its quest.

Photos of the event can be found at this site
September 23, 2011
Girls Explore Engineering Day
Join the CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science for a fun, hands-on day to learn what engineering is all about. Get the inside scoop from Admissions and Financial Aid on applying to CU, scholorship information, and much more. Lunch is FREE and included for all students.

CLICK here: Download/View INFORMATIONAL Flyer

CLICK the link below to register for this event.
September 10, 2011
Aurora Public Schools Aviation Ground School
It is that time of year again for the Aurora Public Schools Aviation Ground School.

Learn how to become a pilot

Plan your own flight mission

Fly your planned mission on flight simulators

Fly an actual aircraft after attending the course

Click the registration form link below for dates, times, and what grade levels they are looking for.

The first class session is September 10th.

Students will need to signup using the web link below, or the link on the attached flyer. Once there are enough students registered you will reveive a confirmation email letting you know they are in the class.

Click here: VIEW/PRINT the Information Flyer.
August 1, 2011
Annual Aviation, Aerospace, & Science Camps
Tons of tours and activities are planned from August 1st through August 6th at our Annual Aviation, Aerospace & Science Camps!

Click here: Download the INFORMATION FLYER

Click here: Download the REGISTRATION FORM

Photo`s of Saturday`s United Training Center event can be found at this site:
June 6, 2011
2011 Math & Science Camps
June, 2011

Grades K-12

Mathstronauts Camps

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Math Boot Camps

7:00 AM - 9:00AM

4:00 PM - 6:00PM

$100 registration fee/family

Mathstronaut Camp - $150/week

Math Boot Camps - $25/week/camp

Partial scholarships available!

Call 303.349.3149 or email for more info and for registration forms.

June 6-10 - Examining Structures

Structures of earth, body, and man-made objects such as machines. (energy, electromagnetic spectrum - light & sound, biology, geology, archaeology, paleontology, cryptography)

June 13-17 - Robotics/City Building

(robotics, electronics, combinatorics, biology, fractals, Golden Ratio, architecture, civil engineering, geometric art)

June 27-July 1 - Sky Watch/ Aviation (astronomy, meteorology; rocketry, geometry, trigonometry for kids, flight, space travel)

Click here to download flyers, registration forms and scholorship forms
April 30, 2011
Lockheed Martin's Engineering Explorers Post--ONGOING September thru April
Lockheed Martin`s Engineering Explorers Post is designed to give area high school students a behind-the-scenes, first-hand experience with aerospace engineering and technology. The Aerospace Explorers Post is open to all area High School students. Student participants meet every other week for 8 months and will hear from industry experts on various space programs including Genesis, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Atlas, and Orion. Student participants will also complete a number of hands-on engineering activities and will compete in three project design competitions.

As a final project, student teams will design and build a capstone project with an aerospace-related objective. Engineer advisors mentor students throughout the program, and student participants will also have the opportunity to tour Lockheed Martin`s Waterton facility.

Click here for MORE Details
April 2, 2011
K-12 Engineering Programs at CU-Boulder--VARIOUS DATES
The BOLD Center hosts, or collaborates with other departments on, many K-12 Engineering Education


Click here for MORE Details
February 12, 2011
United Training Center Hosts Shades of Blue
On Saturday Feb 12 United Training Center opened its doors to the Shades of Blue organization with tours of their facility and simulator rides. Over 50 people were in attendance. As always many thanks go out to the United people and the volunteers to once again give our youth the opportunity to experience flight. The link below are photo`s of this exciting adventure.
January 27, 2011
Challenger 25th Anniversary: A Tribute to Courage and Promise
On January 28, 1986, seven crew members of the Space Shuttle Challenger Mission STS-51L set out on a mission to broaden our educational horizons and promote the advancement of scientific knowledge. In the aftermath of the Shuttle accident, family members of the crew resolved to create a living memorial to the Challenger crew - a space science education center where students could use state of the art technology and simulators to explore space as they apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

You are invited to participate with us to honor the sacrifices of the Challenger Shuttle Astronauts and to continue their legacy of STEM education. The evening`s proceeds will benefit the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs.

Click here for MORE Details
November 12, 2010
Explore Engineering Day for Women !
Learn about Engineering Opportunities for Women at CU Boulder for High School Women.

Click here for MORE Details
October 8, 2010
STEMapalooza 2010
Approximately 11,000 folks came to experience activities involving science, technology, engineering and math at the 3rd annual STEMapalooza event held at the Denver Convention Center Oct 8 and 9. Special thanks for our Shades of Blue booth volunteers Willie Daniels, Jenna Lin, Robert Meyer and Stef Petryszyn.

Go to the following link for event photos.
September 18, 2010
APS and SHADES Ground School
SHADES OF BLUE will co-host a nine weekend aviation ground school with Aurora Public Schools Superintendant John Barry. Up to 50 students from APS and SHADES will participate in the course which will cover the fundamentals of flight. The course will consist of visits to the Wings Over the Rockies Museum , United Airlines Flight Training Center and a flight with the Young Eagles at Front Range Airport in Watkins Colorado.
June 7, 2010
There are 8 camps (1 week in length) that will run concurrently with the BEST camps from June 7 through July 31. Due to this incredible opportunity we will apply an application fee to each week of the camp.

The each camp will include rocketry, engineering, math, earth sciences, physical sciences, aviation, aerospace, electronics, simulators, flying airplanes, and much more. Breakfast and Lunch will be included each day and a before and after care will be available for our younger camp participants. Featured guests will include Daryl Baynes (Rocket Man), astronauts, NASA engineers, cryogenic experts and many others.

There will be several orientations held to facilitate pre-registration and to answer parent and students questions (date and place TBA).


When: Monday  Friday (Three camps will be 6 days)

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Before Care [7 a.m.  9 a.m.] and After Care [4 p.m.  6 p.m.]

Where: Stedman Elementary, 2940 Dexter Street, Denver, CO 80029

Fees: Each camp-$135/week; pre-registration $125/week; before/after care + camp $185/week;

Multiple sibling discount; multiple week discounts, 6-day camps Addl $25/week.

Note 1: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

Note 2: Sign up for as many weeks as you would like to attend at or

Call at 303-549-6204, 303-520-8236, or 303-349-3149.

June 7, 2010
Click the link below to find the downloads for the summer camp brochure and registration forms. See you there!
May 15, 2010
Service Academy Orientation DAy

Greetings Everyone,

We have selected the US Air Force Academy for the location of Service Academies Orientation Day on Saturday May 15, 2010. The location will be at Arnold Hall on the west side of the Campus near the mountain just across from the Planetarium. You can park in the parking lot to the west of the building. Please arrive about 9:30 am at Arnold Hall. The class will begin at 10:00 sharp. If you wish to get an early start you can click on the Visionaries button on the left side of the page on the SHADES web site. . Once there you can select link to which of the Academies you are interested in attending. There you can find all of the requirements for being selected as a Cadet, and the information about the various institutions themselves.

The location of the Academy is at I-25 and exit 156 or North Academy Entrance. This is about 5 miles North of Colorado Springs. You will go pass a guard and if they stop you tell them you are going to Arnold Hall and they point you in the right direction. We will look forward to seeing you there. Once again please confirm to if you will be attending so I will have an accurate count of how many will be attending.

Willie L Daniels II



March 27, 2010
Fly Day with United Airlines
Unite Airlines volunteered their services  757 and 767 simulators and 4 flight instructors  to the Shades Of Blue students, parents and volunteers. Everyone had a chance to experience to take off, fly around and land a commercial airline with full motion and visual. Shades of Blue president, Willie Daniels, who is a United Airline pilot was instrumental with making a dream come true for over 50 students, parents, and volunteer. Reach for your dreams and the world is yours
December 15, 2009
1st Annual Christmas Party
Our 1st Annual Christmas party at the United Airlines Flight Training Center Cafeteria was enjoyed by all. This event was designed to give the SHADES OF BLUE Students and Parents an opportunity to meet and greet the SHADES OF BLUE Board Members. Everyone got right into the holiday spirit. The board members brought the food and refreshments and the guests brought a wrapped gift which will be donated to children in need. Thanks to everyone in making our first annual Christmas event a success. Go to the URL below for photo`s.

Merry Christmas!!!
November 14, 2009
Wings Over the Rockies and Young Eagles at Centennial Airport
Wings Over the Rockies, Young Eagles and Shades of Blue were at Centennial Airport Saturday morning addressing around 100 students, parents and volunteers about various programs in aviation. Harrison Ford, who is a spoke person for Young Eagles, along with about 10 other pilots and their aircraft took the kids up for a thrilling flight. Shades of Blue would like to thank the Wings Over the Rockies organization for the invitation to this event and the opportunity to take photographs. Go to the link below to view a slide show.
October 16, 2009
Shades of Blue participated in the annual STEMapalooza at the Denver Convention Center on Oct 16 and 17. Over 7000 people attended. For pictures go to the link below
September 25, 2009
Annual Awards Dinner
The Shades of Blue organization and its loyal sponsors will hosted its 2009 Auction and Annual Awards Dinner at Denvers Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd. Denver, CO. Located on the grounds of former Lowry Air Force Base in the renovated flight hangar #1, the Museum is home to over three dozen historic airplanes and space vehicles. The Event took place on September 25th, 2009, pre-ceded on September 24th by our Annual Golf Tournament.

At the dinner ceremonies, we honored teachers, educators, and members of the aerospace and scientific communities who have demonstrated exceptional support of their students during the past year. In the past six years, we have honored astronauts, educators, pilots, teachers, and corporate officials for their support.

During this special fun-filled and informative night, the Museum was open several aircraft cockpits and other unique scientific and historical exhibits to those who attend. Our 2009 SHADES OF BLUE Ed Dwight Jr. Awards and Corporate Recognition Awards followed dinner.

Photo`s of the event can be found on the link below. Thanks to everyone who participated and believe in our cause.
September 24, 2009
Annual Golf Tournament-Green Gables Country Club
The September 24th Golf Tournament, played as a 4-man scramble, will take place at the beautiful Green Gables Country Club of Denver. First tee is 1:00 pm,however, a lunch is included beginning at 11:30 am. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and a hole-in-one. The donation/entry fee is $150.00 and is due by the 7th of September. Please contact us at or 303-549-6204 to sign up for the event. More details of this event will follow in a few weeks.

All donated funds will be used in direct support of Shades of Blue student programs.

July 15, 2009
2009 ACE CAMP JULY 15 - 18
2009 ACE CAMP Another great event. Wednesday we went to Lockheed-Martin Rocket Assembly Plant(Students with an interest in Engineering, Math, Physics, Astronautics, etc.) Thursday we traveled to Colorado Springs to do a mini tour of the Academy grounds, and fly a simulated trip to outer space, Friday we were at the United Airlines Training Center to fly B777 and AB320 simulators. Saturday we were at Front Range Airport flying single engine simulators from Front Range airport to other airports in Colorado

To see the photo`s of these event go to the link below and enjoy.
June 27, 2009
OBAP/DSU/SOBI Solo Flight Academy
It is that time of year again for applications to the Solo Flight Academy sponsored by Shades of Blue, the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, and Delaware State University. In order to participate, students must be between the ages of 16 and 19, by the first day of the Academy.

In order to have your transportation costs and fees sponsored by Shades of Blue, you have to:

1. Submit an essay (between 250-300 words); Topic: How will the solo program help me reach my future career goals? Due Date: April 22, 2009 to or

2. Be an active Shades of Blue Student (this means you participated in at least three SOBI events during 2008-2009)

3. Submit Application and fee to OBAP at the address indicated below before May 1, 2009.

This years OBAP/DSU Solo Flight Academy, will take place in Dover, Delaware on June 27th through July 11thth, 2009.

The fee for the OBAP Solo Flight Academy is *$300. The application and $300 fee must be submitted no later than May 1, 2009. The deadline for refunds is June 1, 2009.

Please call Capt. Donell Smith at 303-520-8236 if you have further questions, or check your latest email from Shades of Blue.
April 7, 2009
Mandatory Orientation for Tutoring/AFA Program
For those Shades of Blue students that have appllied to the tutoring program and one-week stay at the Air Force Academy, your orientation will be held at the Omar D. Blair Charter School on Tuesday April 7, 2009. We will meet at the school at 6:30 p.m. Plan on being there for no more than 90 minutes. Omar D. Blair is located in Green Valley Ranch, Denver, CO. the address is:

Omar D. Blair Edison Charter School

4905 Cathay Street

Denver, CO 80249


Principal: Deborah Blair-Minter

From I-70 go north on Tower road, turn Right on Green Valley Ranch road, turn left just past King Soopers, or at the next light. You will see the school either directly in front of you or on your left.

Someone will be at the door to direct you to the meeting room. (It will be either the Library or the Computer Lab)

E. Donell Smith

Director, Student Affairs

If you have a question please don`t hesitate to ask(303-520-8236).
January 24, 2009
The Mountain Flying/Survival Training Seminar
Benefit for the Spirit of Flight Center

The Mountain Flying/Survival Training Seminar

Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Hotel Gold Crown at Centennial Airport. 7770 S. Peoria Street, Englewood, CO 80112

Full day, 0800  1700 featuring Sparky Imeson wrote the Bible on Mtn. Flying, NWS: Weather (plains and mountains), and JJ Ellis, SERE, on staying fit physically and mentally for survival until rescue.

Sponsored by

Avemco, USAERO and The Pilot Shop at Centennial Airport

Breakfast and light Lunch included in the Registration Fee


$55.00 (Make sure you identify yourself as a Shades of Blue member when you RSVP)

Must register no later than Jan 21 for this special offer.

RSVP and for more information contact:

Chris Lucas, 303-449-1825; email:;

November 12, 2008
Montbello High School Career Panel
On Wed Nov 12 Shades of Blue will participate in a Career Panel at Montbello HS where they will share time with others and speak about their career journey after high school. They will discuss how they paid for College and the importance of pursuing higher education. Students will ask questions in an open forum.
November 5, 2008
GESET 2008
Girls Exploring Science Engineering and Technology Conference will take place at the Denver Convention Center on November 5. 2008 to provide an opportunity for 1400 sixth and seventh grade Colorado girls to explore the wonders of science, math, and technology and to meet incredible women and men working in these fields.
October 24, 2008
Shades of Blue will be part of a two-day exploration to showcase science, technology, engineering and math

initiatives in Colorado. This event will be held at the Colorado Convention Center on October 24 and 25. Go to the following web site for more information and volunteer opportunities:
October 10, 2008
SHADES OF BLUE Annual Awards Dinner
On October 10, 2008, Shades of Blue held its Annual Black Tie Fund Raiser and Awards Dinner at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

This year the SHADES OF BLUE Ed Dwight Jr. Awards went to Dr Darryl Baynes and Capt. Robert Meyer, Jenna Lin was awarded the teacher of the year, the Corporate Award was given to the Lockheed Martin Company, and the special recognition award was given to Capt. Rick McCullough.

Thanks to all our sponsors, guests, board members, and single contributors making this a memorable event so Shades of Blue can continue reaching out to our youth.
September 20, 2008
The Aviation Ground School
Then Aviation Ground School is for you!

What: Aviation Ground School

" Learn about how to become a pilot

" Plan your own flight mission

" Fly your planned mission on flight simulators

" And more!

Instructor: Mr. John Barry, Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 7711 East Academy Boulevard Denver, CO 80230

**Transportation will NOT be provided.

Students must find their own transportation to the museum.

When: Begins every Saturday, starting September 13, and runs for 10 weeks

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Who can attend: Students in grades 8, 9, and 10

To Register: Please call 303-326-2000 ex. 28387 or via e-mail to to register.

June 30, 2008
Math and Science Camp 2008
This camp provided students the opportunity to build and fly rockets, build boomerangs, build weight bearing bridges, create tornadoes, build and race solar cars, and build an egg drop container. All of this and more at the 2008 Math Camp. The camp was located at "Ehe Church in the City" on the corner of Colfax and Josephine. From June 30 through July 25th. Go to the provded link for photo`s.
April 19, 2008
(BLACK) Bringing Leadership to the African_American Community and Kids
Overland High School in the Cherry school School District of Colorado is hosting the 2008 career fair. SHADES OF BLUE will expose students to the opportunities in aviation and aerospace.
April 15, 2008
Rangeview High School Career Fair
The Counseling Department at Rangeview in Aurora Colorado, will be hosting its first Career Fair April 15, 2008. Rangeview`s mission is "To prepare all high school students for their choice of post and secodary opportunities." For information please email Diane Wink
April 11, 2008
Peoria Elementary School Visit - 5th Grade Team
Shades of Blue will visit the Peoria Elementary School 5th grade classes in Aurora on Friday April 11 at 1:00pm to discuss fields of aviation.
April 7, 2008
24th National Space Symposium
Join us at the 24th National Space Symposium on April 7-10, 2008, in Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor Hotel. The National Space Symposium is the premier U.S. space policy and program forum, a "must attend" opportunity for information and interaction on all sectors of space -- civil, commercial, and national security.

The push for space continues in all sectors, and "Our Expanding Universe...50 Years of Space Exploration" sets the tone for the event. As we push forward, we`ll also look back at the many accomplishments in space as 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of space exploration.
March 21, 2008
George Washington High School Fair
Hosted by Goodwill Youth Services. for more information please contact Jennie Clark
March 20, 2008
North High School Career Fair
Hosted by Goodwill Youth Services. for more information please contact Jennie Clark
March 13, 2008
The Community College of Denver Career Major Fair
CCD Career Majors Fair is to give CCD students the opportunity to explore different careers and education majors and to connect students to employers, CCD education advisors and CCD alumni. SHADES OF BLUE is parterning with CCD in their efforts on aerospace.
March 8, 2008
African American Youth leadership Program
Conference at Colorado College. Its purpose is to educate and empower youth to develop individual and community responsibility for self and others by providing leadership, social and cultural awareness.
February 14, 2008
Lincoln High School Career Fair
Hosted by Goodwill Youth Services. for more information please contact Jennie Clark
February 13, 2008
Montbello High School Career Fair
Hosted by Goodwill Youth Services. for more information please contact Jennie Clark
November 27, 2007
Shades of Blue Visits with the Raytheon Aurora Employee Resource Groups
RAYBEN hosted the Shades of Blue President, Willie Daniels, and Executive Director, Adrian Clark, for a visit with the Raytheon ERG Presidents and Executive Directors to discuss opportunities to engage school students, by illustrating the connection between math and science at the workplace.

Shades of Blue have been reaching out to elementary, middle, and secondary school students to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and also assisting in the education and training of our youth to become the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals.

While speaking at the Aurora Public Schools, whose diversity make up is 50% Hispanic, 25% Caucasian, 20% Black and 5% mix of Asian and Native American, Shades of Blue discovered that the majority of students have never heard of Raytheon and the ones that have heard of the company do not know what it does. Raytheon is largest employer in Aurora and our students do not know us.

Shades of Blue has offered to support Raytheon to get the word out and have the ERG organizations go to the schools to show off Raytheon, give a road show, be a role model, tell the students what it takes to be an engineer, discuss opportunities and show off the diversity within Raytheon.

As a national sponsor of MATHCOUNTS and a creator of its own MathMoveU program, Raytheon is committed to reversing the trend around the nations decline of math and science skills. In order to help our company meet this goal, RAYBEN (Raytheon Black Employees Network) will continue to support Shades of Blue in getting tomorrow`s engineers and technologists excited by and interested in math today. We will engage school students by illustrating the connection between math and science, their passions and interests and "cool" careers. We are asking that the other ERG`s consider joining RAYBEN in this support.

November 26, 2007
Legacy High School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE visits Mr. Al Godman`s aviation /aerospace class.
October 9, 2007
Experience Aviation with Barrington Irving - Denver and Aurora Public Schools
Wings Over Rockies Museum hosted `Experience Aviation with Barrington Irving` for the Denver and Aurora Public Schools on October 8th and 9th. Over 500 middle school students from Aurora Public Schools gathered at the

Wings Over the Rockies Museum on Tuesday October 9 to take part in various

Aviation Experiences, such as, Build and Fly a Glider, Climb into an

Aircraft Cockpit, Learn About World Record Kites, Learn About the Air

Force Academy, Meet the Tuskegee Airmen, Take a Flight in our

Simulators, Test the Wright Flyer, and Discover Careers in Aviation.

But the biggest thrill was greeting and talking to Barrington Irving as he

deplaned from a helicopter landing in the parking lot. On March 23, 2007,

Barrington Irving a 23-year old senior majoring in aerospace at Florida

Memorial University, climbed into a single-engine plane called

Inspiration and embarked on a 26,800-mile, round-the-world flight. When

he returned to Miami on June 27th, he was celebrated for setting two world

records: he is the first person of African descent and the youngest person

ever to fly solo around the globe. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised

in inner-city Miami, Irving explained how he hopes his historic flight will

inspire other young people to resist the negative influences of the streets

and work toward their dreams. Go to the following link for photos:
September 7, 2007
Meet Barrington Irving in Person !
By the end of May, Barrington Irving had completed his around the world solo flight making aviation history as the youngest pilot to do so. You will have the opportunity to meet Barrington at the Annual Shades of Blue Award Banquet, Sept 7th, 2007.

Details are listed herein.
September 7, 2007
Annual Award Dinner & Golf Tournament
At its Fifth Annual Awards Dinner, Shades of Blue, an educational organization that helps to enable and prepare students for careers in aviation and aerospace, presented Jeppesen, Raytheon Company and the Space Foundation with a Corporate Leadership Award for its work in education. The Shades of Blue Fifth Annual Awards Dinner and Fundraiser featured master of ceremonies, Dave Aguilera, meteorologist and reporter for CBS Channel 4, Denver, Colo.; distinguished guests including former astronauts Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr., USMC (Retired), Col. Guion S. Bluford, Jr., USAF (Retired); and the first African-American astronaut trainee, Ed Dwight, Jr.

In addition to the Corporate Leadership Awards, three individuals were recognized for their contributions and accomplishments. The Ed Dwight, Jr. Award was presented jointly to Lt. Victor Glover, USN and Barrington Irving for their outstanding accomplishments, respectively, as a naval aviator and as the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world. The teacher of the year honor was presented to Alan Godman, an educator at Legacy High School in Broomfield, CO. Also at the event the Raytheon Black Employee Network (RAYBEN) presented Willie Daniels II a check to the Shades of Blue scholarship fund.

Many people who have made history and those who will make history attended the event. Pictures can be viewed at the following link with the password fifth
August 24, 2007
Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival
We wanted to use this opportunity to share with you about the Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival. It is a great chance for you to experience the beginnigs of aviation.

Please check out the link below for any questions. Hope to see you there.

When: Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2007

Where: Chatfield State Park, Denver, Colorado


($6.00 park entrance fee, use your annual park pass or purchase in advance at these retailers)

Only 10 days until the festival. Make plans to attend now!
August 16, 2007
Shades of Blue Student Recieves Private License
David Linscheid was able to fly this summer as a result of a Private Pilot Scholarship from our partners, the Organization of Black Air Pilots (OBAP). He flew in Detroit Michigan and was a guest of Ron Milon and his family; they hosted him while he flew for the entire summer.

Congratulations are also in order for Lazarus Blount and Demetrius Adams, as they went off to Delaware State University to solo in the OBAP Summer Flight Academy in July.

Keep up the great work!!!
July 14, 2007
Aviation Career Education (Ace) Camp hosted by SHADES OF BLUE / OBAP
SHADES OF BLUE co-hosted along with the Organization of Black Airline Pilots a four day Ace camp. 50+ students and parents participated in the events which consisted of a visit to Lockheed Martin Rocket Facility, a tour of the Air Force Academy, a day at United Airlines Flight Training Center, a day at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum, a course taught by the Space Foundation on micro-gravity, and an airplane ride to experience micro-gravity from the Young Eagles hosted at Front Range Airport in Watkins, CO. Students filled out surveys before and after the event. The majority of the students enjoyed the events and expressed an interest in pursuing careers in aviation or aerospace. To view the photo`s of this wonderful adventure click on the link below. The password is blue2007
July 11, 2007
Hello everyone, it is that time again for our annual fly day, and just like last year it has been linked to the 2007 ACE camp, that is once again sponsored by the Organization of Black Airline Pilots Association. We would like to invite all of our students and parents to participate in this great 3-5 day event that will take place on either the second or third week of July. The final dates are being finalized. Right now we are looking for 30-40 young people to participate on a first come first to fly basis. We are planning simulator flights, glider flights, visits to engineering departments, and a number of other scientific points of interests. This year we are planning from 3 to 4 flights per student in the Cessna 172 airplane. So show up hungry, and excited for 3 to 5 days of non-stop action with SHADES OF BLUE and OBAP in mid-July. (Details will follow on this website as well as to your e-mail addresses, SO PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION ON THE WEB!) Thank You and fly safe!!! Please respond with your interest by sending a note to
April 28, 2007
SHADES OF BLUE supports the D.R.E.M.E Foundation
The Dr. Ronald E. McNair Educational Science Literacy Foundation created to

inspire the teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for elementary

through college levels, hosted its second annual foundation event, A Stellar

D.R.E.M.E.. The inaugural event of 2006 was a great success and we supported the event this year. The event was hosted at The Hilton Americas Hotel downtown Houston,Texas by Ms. Chery McNair. Keynote speaker was retired astronaut and former N.A.S.A. administrator, Fred Gregory.
April 20, 2007
SHADES OF BLUE visits DCS Montessori Charter School
On April 20, 2007 SHADES OF BLUE present aviation and aerospace education to the students in Ms. Perezzas class at DCS Montessori Charter School. The hour was spent reviewing the latest finds in space and a presentation of the journey through the universe with students interjecting questions and comments. Those students who answered questions correctly and participated throughout the presentation were rewarded with colorful posters. Students appreciated and enjoyed Mr. Daniels presentation since they have been studying space throughout the school year since this was the teachers year-long project.
April 10, 2007
GESET Conference
SHADES OF BLUE will present aviation and aerospace opportunities at (GESET) Girls Exploring Science, Engineering & Technology. Middle School Girls from all of Colorado will be attending. The event is hosted by The Society of Women Engineers Rockie Mountain Section, Junior Achievment of Rockie Mountain Inc, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Agilent Technologies.
April 9, 2007
23 RD National Space Symposium
April 9th through April 12th a gathering of the top world, aerospace leaders take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado to discuss the future direction of the space program. SHADES OF BLUE along with the newly formed Aerospace Education & Future Workforce CO-OP joins the discussion and offers some solution sets to help solve some of the workforce shortage problems. The CO-OP initial partners are The Space Foundation,(MESA) Colorado Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement, Wings Over the Rockies Museum, (COMSTEC) Colorado Math, Science, & Technical Education Coalition, The Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, and Shades of Blue.
March 23, 2007
George Washington High School Career Fair
George Washington High School of Denver Colorado Invites SHADES OF BLUE to visit their career fair to discuss aviation and aerospace career opportunities. Several Students from the SHADES OF BLUE Aero Club of Metro State College join SHADES President Willie Daniels in speaking with students from GW HS about Aviation and aerospace. Invited by Ms. Ginnie Clark.
March 22, 2007
North High School Career Fair
North High School of Denver, Colorado invites SHADES OF BLUE to visit their career fair to discuss aviation and aerospace career opportunities. Students from the SHADES OF BLUE Metro State College Aero Club join SOB President Willie Daniels in presenting materials on aviation and aerospace. Invited by Ms. Ginnie Clark.
March 21, 2007
Aurora Hills Community Middle School
SHADES OF BLUE will visit with an Aurora Hills Community School class visit to the Wings Over The Rockies Museum. The student will have an opportunity to learn flight planning, fly their plans in simulators, and tour the Museum`s many aircraft and space craft displays. Mrs. Betty Hooks VP.
March 20, 2007
Pathways Non-Traditional Program
SHADES OF BLUE visit with students in the Littleton School District of Colorado. Students from Pathways Non Traditional Program Middle School get excited about aviation and aerospace. Invited by Ms. Heather Cothan
February 15, 2007
SHADES OF BLUE visit Pomona California
SHADES OF BLUE visits with Yorba Elementary School in Pomona California and receives a warm welcome from all the students. School Principal Mr. Samuel Tharp
February 15, 2007
Palomares Middle School Visit
Studens from Pomona High School, join with students at Palomares Middle School to welecome SHADES OF BLUE to Pomona California. The learn about career opportunities in aviation and aerospace.
February 14, 2007
Denver Metropolitan Science & Engineering Fair
Between 250 -300 students from 6 - 12th grades competed in the Denver metropolitan regional science fair from 7 counties around Denver. Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Summit, and parts of Boulder. on Staff to help Mrs. Kristina Wenzel visit a student`s exhibit and Willie Daniels President of SHADES OF BLUE stop by for a visit.
February 5, 2007
Aurora Hills Middle School Visit
Shades of Blue visit Student at Aurora Hills MS in advance of their field trip to the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in March 2007. Invited by Mrs. Betty Hooks Vice Principal.
January 8, 2007
Legacy HS visit Thornton Colorodo
Shades of Blue will join with students from the Shades of Blue Aero Club and reps from the Airforce Academy to speak with Mr Al Godman`s aerospace class.
January 4, 2007
2nd Visit to Angevine Middle School
SHADES OF BLUE is invited by Mrs Varda Blum the Math and Technology Teacher to speak with her students about the opportunities in aviation and aerospace. Lafayette Colorado.
January 3, 2007
Angevine Middle School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE is invited by Mrs Varda Blum the Math and Technology Teacher to speak with her students about the opportunities in aviation and aerospace.
November 7, 2006
United Airlines 2006 Indiviual Grant Award Recipient
SHADES OF BLUE was 1 of 42 United Airlines Employee Volunteer Organizations to receive the 2006 Volunteer Grant Award. The presentation was made to United Flight Officer and SHADES OF BLUE President Mr. Willie Daniels by United Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO Mr Glenn Tilton and Mrs. Sonya Y Jackson President United Airlines Foundation.
November 5, 2006
Raytheon Visit
Willie Daniels II and Adrian Clark from Shades of Blue recently presented the Raytheon Black Employees Network (RAYBEN) with a plaque in appreciation of support to their organization. accepting for RAYBEN Ms. T. Ann Bailey VP RAYBEN and Mr. Stef Petryszyn Execuitive Sponsor RAYBEN.
September 30, 2006
Colorado MESA MARK
MESA Advisors and Retreat Kick Off hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. This event brings the MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Advisors together to update and learn about new developments in the areas of math and science and engineering. Colorado State Director Mrs. Gloria Nelson.
September 28, 2006
Barrington's visit to Colorado
Barrington Irving visits with a group of Colorado supporters in preparations for his historic solo flight around the world in the spring of 2007. SHADES OF BLUE Metro State aero club President Ulysses McCullough and Secretary Leland Simpson welcomes his team to Colorado.
September 15, 2006
SHADES OF BLUE Annual Awards Dinner
SHADES OF BLUE Honors 2 new recipients with the Ed Dwight Jr. Award. The 2 recipients are Mrs. Carol O`Leary of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado and Mrs. Gloria Nelson State Director of MESA Program. Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Achievment. Several distinguish guest and past recipients were present including Former NASA Administrator Col. Fred Gregrory and Mrs Cheryl McNair wife of Challenger Astronaut Dr. Ronald McNair. Guest Speaker former Denver Bronco and Pilot Ken Lanier and wife Mrs Arlean Lanier take time for a quick photo. Over 50 students with intrest in aviation and aerospace attended the event.
September 14, 2006
Shades of Blue Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament
Shades of Blue is please to annouce its annual awards dinner will be held on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 6:00 pm @ the Inverness Hotel, Englewood CO. This year we are adding a golf tournament that will be on Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the "Ridge @ Castle Pines" golf course, in Castle Rock CO. Please mark your calendars. Udates to follow. For information on the Ridge at Castle Pines Golf Course please see the link below.
September 8, 2006
Ed Dwight receives the 2006 ET3 TEC Champion Award
Congressman Major Owens (Chairman of the United States Congressional Black Cauus` Education Brain Trust) Award Mr. Ed Dwight Jr. the 2006 ET3 TEC Champion Leadership Award. Nominated By Dr. Yvonne Freeman of Linking Leaders, SHADES OF BLUE proudly stands in support of Mr. Ed Dwight Jr. Top photo L-R Dr. Yvonne Freeman, SHADES Of BLUE President Mr. Willie Daniels, Mr.Ed Dwight Jr. and SHADES OF BLUE Ex. Dir Mr. Adrian Clark. Lower photo Congressman Major Owens and Ed Dwight Jr.
August 18, 2006
MSC-ASD New Student Orientation Day
Metropolitan State College of Denver - Aerospace Science Department welcomes the new students to Metro State. The Jeppesen team lead by Jeppesen President Mr. Mark Van Tine along with SHADES OF BLUE attend the event.
July 21, 2006
Shades of Blue Students Solo
Lawrence Howard and David Linschied attended the advanced flight academy at Delaware State University on a scholarship from our partners at the Organization of Black Airline Pilots. Hear are a few hero shots.
July 11, 2006
SECME 30th Annual Middle School Aviation Camp
This is a 5-day event from July 11-16, 2006, on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa. This event exposes America`s youth to the world of aviation and aerospace at a time when they are seeking their future dreams. The summer camp educates the children on scientic concepts, including engineering, physical science, aviation, and aerospace engineering. We are looking for any members who would like attend this event with us. Please contact President Daniels at 303-549-6204, or Donell Smith at 303-520-8236, if you are interested.
July 9, 2006
Advanced Summer Flight Academy
We are in the process of partnering with the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP), and Delaware State University (DSU) to offer this opportunity to students throughout the country. Presently we are accepting applications for the flight academy that will be held at DSU, from July 9-22, 2006.
June 1, 2006
Mini ACE Camp
Shades of Blue and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots are jointly sponsoring a 2-day aviation camp, that will be held June 1-2, 2006. The ACE camp will include flight simulators at United Airlines Flight Training Center, a visit to the Wings Over the Rockies Museum, and a full day of flying at the Front Range airport. If you will need transportation or directions, please call Mr. Willie Daniels at 303-549-6204. Otherwise plan to meet us at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum at 0845 on June 1st, 2006. Lunch will be provided on both days. Please check your e-mail for futher itinerary details and changes.
May 9, 2006
Legacy HS visit Thornton Colorodo
SHADES OF BLUE will visit with Mr. Al Godmans aviation and aerospace class. Many of these student are on course for careers in aviation and aerospace.
May 3, 2006
Colorado Uplift and Skinner Community Middle School
SHADES OF BLUE Partners with the Wings Over the Rockies Musesum and Colorado Uplift at Skinner Community Middle School in Denver Colo. The goal is to expose students to many aspects of aviation and aerospace. Contact person Mr. John Oliver of Colorado Uplift.
April 27, 2006
FIRST Robotics Competition, National Championship
April 27 - 29, 2006 Atlanta Georgia. High schools from all over the country will compete for the national robotics championship at the Georgia Dome. Please see website below for more information.
April 11, 2006
Skinner Community Middle School
SHADES OF BLUE introduced student at Skinner Comunity Middle School of Denver Colo. to aviation and aerospace. Contact person, Mr. John Oliver
March 31, 2006
FIRST Denver Regional Robotics Competition
2006 Regonial High School Robotics contest.
March 23, 2006
Rangeview HS Annual Black Achievement Forum
SHADES OF BLUE attends Rangeview HS 3rd annual Black Avhievement Forum to promote aviation and aerospace. The program begins with a year long series of meetings and activities design to provide African American and Black male students with opportunities to contribute the school and the surrounding community. The program aims to help students defin success through personal groth, academics, leadership and mentorship.
March 22, 2006
Denver North High School
SHADES OF BLUE is invited to attend the Denver North High School annual Career/SummerJob and Volunteer Fair. This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to connect with the youth of the community and expose them to future career opportunities. Contact Jennie Clark 720-423-2869 for more details.
March 21, 2006
Pathways Non-Traditional Program
SHADES OF BLUE will visit Pathways MS in Littleton Colorado to speak with 7th and 8th grade students about careers in Aviation and Aerospace. Contact Person Ms. Heather Cotham 303-347-4984
March 18, 2006
From the Red Tails (Tuskegee Airmen) to SHADES OF BLUE
The Tuskegee Airmen, Wings Over the Rockies Museum, and Shades of Blue co-host the Red Tails to Shades of Blue second annual event honoring the achievements of African-Americans in Aviation and Aerospace. The event will take place at the Wings Museum at Lowry in Denver from 10am - 2pm. Photos, Tuskegee Airman Ret. Col. James Harrison and World Ginnis Record Book holder for flying kites Mr. Mix McGraw speak to the audiance. Over 900 parents, students and educators are in attendance.
March 10, 2006
Girls Exploring Science, Engineering and Technology
GESET host its annual event at the Convention Center in Denver. Workshops for many young ladies with interest in careers in aviation and aerospace. Co Sponcered by Lockheed Martin. More details to follow. Photos: United Airlines Flight Officer Mrs. Valiere Scott present Solor System posters to the winners of the glider building contest. Mrs. Annie Soerensen of Falcon School District 49 of Colorado Springs proudly looks on as one of her student accepts her award. Also the young ladies show off their completed gliders.
March 7, 2006
Tri-County Youth Job Fair/Career Expo
SHADES OF BLUE visit with students at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds in Colorado at the

Tri-county Youth Job Fair/Career Expo. Over 1400 youth with parents educators and comunity partners in attendance.
March 6, 2006
School Visit at American Acadeny Charter School
SHADES OF BLUE visits with kindergarten and first grade classes to plant the seed about future opportunities in Aviation and Aerospace. Over 120 students ask question about flight and space. Contact person Mrs. Amanda Lane-Clane 303-906-5779
February 2, 2006
Eastridge Elementary School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE will introduce aviation and aerospace opportunities to the 4th and 5th grade students of Eastridge. Invited By Mr. Josh Gonzoles.
December 8, 2005
Presentation to Eastridge Elementary School
SHADES OF BLUE will present to Eastridge Elementary School in the Cherry Creek School District of Aurora, Colorado. Futures careers in aviation and aerospace. Contact person Mr. Josh Gonzales. Photos are of the Eastern Scholars students of Eastridege. These students are mentored by their Principal Mr. Robert Villarreal to be great roll models for the other students at Eastridge and to persue their dreams and goals.
November 30, 2005
West Middle School Visit Grand Junction
SHADES OF BLUE will visit West Middle School in Grand Junction Colorado to speak to students about careers in aviation and aerospace.
November 12, 2005
Burt Rutan Visit Metro State College Aerospace Secience Dept.
The Next Giant Leap Into Space. 83 teams will compete in an `out of the box` on-site design competition. Sat. Nov. 12th at 10:00 am at Metropolitan State College Events Center. For more information please see link below or email Photos - Judges Burt Rutan winner of the X prize, SHADES OF BLUE President Willie Daniels, and Jeff Forrest Chair of the Aerospace Science Dept. Metropolitan State College of Denver judge the HS and MS design challenges.
October 31, 2005
Mount San Antonio College
SHADES OF BLUE will visit MSAC in Walnut California to speak with students whom are in the studies of aviation and air traffic control. Mr. John Randazzo instructor. SHADES OF BLUE was invited as a School project of Ms. Tanesha Wallace a SHADES OF BLUE Student Member and College student at MSAC. She is currently working on her Commercial Pilots Degree.
October 7, 2005
SHADES OF BLUE Annual Awards Dinner
SHADES OF BLUE will present Awards to outstanding indivuals whom have made major contributions in the education of the countries youth in the areas of aviation and aerospace. Guest Speaker is scheduled to be Lt. Gov. of the State of Colorado, Ms Jane Norton. NASA and USAF Astronauts in attendance. Our Ed Dwight Award is to be presented to Ms. Norton, and Dr. Yvonne Freeman, Executive Director of SECME. Mrs. Cheryl McNair, wife of Challenger Astronaut Dr. Ron McNair, will accept a special award on behalf of the Challanger Astronauts and their families. Photos By Clayton Moore of Centennial Aviation Business Journal.
October 7, 2005
SHADES OF BLUE Annual Awards Dinner
Mrs. Cheryl McNair receives an award on behalf of the Challenger Astronauts and their families from the SHADES OF BLUE Board of Directors. Photos by Clayton Moore of Centennial Aviation Business Journal.
September 23, 2005
Mathematics Engineering and Science Avhievement (MESA) will host it`s annual Conference and teacher training event for MESA Advisors throughout Colorado. The event will take place at the Coors Event Center on the CU-Boulder campus.
July 16, 2005
SECME Summer Youth Camp
The SECME Summer-Youth Space, Engineering and Enrichment Camp part of SECME National Student Program held at North Carolna A&T University Greensboro, NC. This event includes Middle School students in the space camp and High School students from the Pioneers in Education Student Leadership Academy. Dr. Yvonne B. Freeman Execuitive Director of SECME. Photos - Wife of Challenger Astronaut Ron McNair Mrs. Cheryl McNair, Astronaut Story Musgrave, and President and CIO of Lockheed Martin Information Systems Mr. Joesph Cleveland meet with the SECME students. Mr. Carl McNair Brother of Ron McNair Speak with stueents at SECME space camp.
May 24, 2005
Horizon Community Middle School - Aurora, Colorado
Tuskegee Ariman James Harrison and SHADES OF BLUE President Willie Daniels visit HCMS to speak with over 100 social studies students about the historical roll the Tuskegee Airmen played in WWII, and about aviation and aerospace and the future.
May 19, 2005
14th Annual MESA Awards Banquet
Mr. Willie Daniels President of SHADES OF BLUE will be the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual Awards Banquet. Around 500 students, teachers, parents, and community leaders will be in attendance. For more information please contact Mrs. Gloria Nelson Executive Director Colorado MESA 303-556-8568.
April 21, 2005
2005 FIRST Championship in Atlanta Ga.
April 21 -23, 2005. This event will be held at the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center. First will host 340 teams from all over the world. Additionally, this event will showcase FIRST Robotics Competitions, and FIRST LEGO League. The group photo is of a group of students sponsored by Marshall Space Flight Center and Members of the SECME organization. Ex. Dir. Dr. Yvonne Freeman of Georgia Institute of Technology.
April 14, 2005
Everitt Career Day
Everitt Middle School Career Day. Wheat Ridge Colorado, Jefferson County. Mrs Linda Matthews career day coordinator. SHADES OF BLUE will introduce careers opportunities available in aviation and aerospace.

April 13, 2005
North High School - Denver
NHS 2005 Summer Employment Fair helps students to learn about possible future careers. SHADES OF BLUE will expose the students to the opportunities available in aviation and aerospace. Ms. Mary Hendrix
April 12, 2005
Legacy High School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE will visit the aviation and aerospace class at Legacy High School. Invited by Mr. Al Godman.
April 11, 2005
DCS Montessori School
SHADES OF BLUE visit the DCS Montissori School in Douglas Co. to speak with the lower elementry classes about aviation and space day. Mrs. Crystal Miyamoto
March 24, 2005
FIRST Robotics Competition Colorado Regional
March 24 -26, 2005 High School teams (students teachers and engineers) from around the region build robots and compete in regional competion. Event location Daniel Ritchie Center, Denver University.
March 17, 2005
Littleton Public Schools Pathways Nontraditional Programs
Pathways Nontraditional program is designed for 8th and 9th grade students who have not been successful in the traditional school environment. SHADES OF BLUE will show opportunities available in the fields of aviation and aerospace.
March 3, 2005
Girls Exploring Science, Engineering and Technology
Spring 2005.

(GESET) is an event designed to stimulate and encourage girls in grades 6-8 to pursue careers in science engineering and technology. The event includes motivational speakers, hands-on workshops, volunteer mentors and educational exhibits. Hosted by: The Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section - Lockheed Martin, Junior Achievmentof Rockey Mountain, Inc, and The Women`s Foundation of Colorado. Mrs. Valerie Scott helps the young ladies build balsa-wood gliders and speaks about life in aviation.
February 26, 2005
From the Red Tails (Tuskegee Airmen) to SHADES OF BLUE
SHADES OF BLUE will co-host this event with the Wings Over the Rockies Rockies Museum (Lowry) and the Tuskegee Airmen. This celebration will honor the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the Aviation and Aerospace industries form the famed Tuskegee Airmen to the present day SHADES OF BLUE, Airline Pilots and Professionals of Aerospace.
February 25, 2005
East Mississippi Community College - Golden Triangle Campus. Mayhew MS. The event is design to encourage young women to pursue highly technical and non-traditional careers with science and math backgrounds. Contact - Brenda Wilson, Special Populations Department EMCC-Golden Triangle Campus Questions and Comments may be directed to (662) 243-2658
February 3, 2005
Young Women in Science and Technology Retreat
YWIST is a day of empowerment, exploration and information for high school juniors and seniors facing the transition into college and careers. YWIST is a career program designed for young women by women. For more information contact Sheri Meisel
December 16, 2004
Project Egg Drop
Raytheon Engineers co-host an event at Mrachek Middle School in Aurora Colorado. 75 students will perticipate in the egg drop contest which entails creating a design that will hold 6 eggs that will be dropped from 2-stories. The object is for all 6 eggs to survive the drop. SHADES OF BLUE will help Judge the contest. Principal Mrs. Linda Witulski, Project leads Damien Garcia and Ollie T. Smith of the Raytheon Corporation.
October 25, 2004
Legacy High School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE will visit with Legacy High School students in Mr. Al Godman`s Aviation and Aeronautics class.
October 16, 2004
Annual Sistah Pride Girls Program
This program is hosted by the African-American Leadership Insitiute, and focuses on young women from ages 8-18. It is designed to get women involved in various careers, the areospace industry, and in the the aviation industry.
October 12, 2004
Prairie Middle School Visit
SHADES OF BLUEl visits with the Sixth Grade Class at Prairie Middle School. Invited be Mrs. Kelley Whalen. 11:00 am -11:45
October 9, 2004
Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts Camooree
DAC of BS Timberline District will be having its annual district camporee from Oct. 08 - 10, 2004 ay Erie Airport Colorado. SHADES OF BLUE has been invited to attend and speak about aviation and aerospace. Accompaning Willie Daniels is Tuskegee Airmen James Harrison and Fitzroy Buck Newsum at the comporee speaking with over 200 Boy Scouts from the Timberline District.
October 2, 2004
KID Foundation Mini Golf Benefit
KID Foundation Invites Public for a Mini-Golf Benefit to Raise Funds for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder. SHADES OF BLUE Hole Sponcer
September 28, 2004
Ed Dwight Jr. Award Presentation
SHADES OF BLUE presents the Ed Dwight Jr. Award the to NASA Deputy Administrator and Astronaut Fred Gregory at an event hosted by the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs Colo. 2nd photo Mr. Gregory Brief a group of Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons who are from around the Country.
September 18, 2004
Aviation Day
SHADES OF BLUE will host its Fall Aviation Day which was postponed from August 14, 2004. If you are interested in attending please rsvp by Sept. 10, 2004
September 10, 2004
MESA 2004 Kickoff Retreat
Mathematics Engineering and Scientific Achievement (MESA) will host its 2004 Kickoff retreat for its Teachers and Educators.
August 20, 2004
Aviation New Student Orientation Metro State College
New Students to Metropolitan State College Aerospace Science Dept will be welcomed and given an orientation. SHADES OF BLUE will attend along side of JEPPESEN, U.S. Air Force ROTC, DAEDALUS Aviation, and the METRO STATE Allumni Association
July 30, 2004
Annual SHADES OF BLUE Awards Dinner
The SHADES OF BLUE Ed Dwight Jr. Award presented to outstanding teachers and individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace. Table Sponcer Lockheed Martin - Hosted by Mrs. Joy Knight and guess. Also at table Award recipent Mr Fitzroy Buck Newsum and wife Joan. 2nd photo Guess Speaker Mr. John Cruzat of the Colo Springs Urban League. 2004 Award winners : Dr. Patty Arnold VP Education Space Foundation, Col. Fitzroy NewsumTuskegee Airman, Major James Harrison Tuskegee Airman, Col Robert Mock Frm Dean Metro State College.
June 9, 2004
Lockheed Martin Tour
SHADES OF BLUE are invited to a guided tour of Lockheed Martin Waterton Facility. Mrs Joy Knight.

We are limited to 30 People. 303-814-2987
May 8, 2004
Aviation Day
SHADES OF BLUE hosted it`s 1st of 2 Aviation Days in 2004 at Front Range Airport Watkins, Colorado. Its Student Members were given a lesson on safety, preflight, taxi, and a introductory airplane ride. Tuskegee Airman James Harrison greets some of the youngest students at the aviation day. Parents and student menbers are able get a intro flight. Corinne Gotto and Nick Chernoff 2 original SOB Students attended to show support.
May 5, 2004
Legacy High School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE presents to the Legacy HS students opportunities available in aviation and aerospace. Mr Al Godman
May 4, 2004
United Airlines Tour
SHADES OF BLUE students from Legacy HS tour the United Airlines Flight Training Center. Teacher Mr. Alan Godman. The tour was lead by Mr. Jeff Kerzman UAL Community Relations, Mrs. Vanessa Jamisson UAL Director of Emergency Procedures, and Mr. Bob Ireland Director of Training Divices. Photos are Jeff Kerzman , Mr Al Godman and Class, and Mrs. Debbie Mascis debriefing Students after an evacuation of a 767 emergency procedures trainer. Thanks also to the EPI Instructors.
April 30, 2004
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
More than 20 Hall of Fame astronauts will gather at the Kennedy Space Center on April 30 – May 1 to induct veteran shuttle commander Richard Covey, Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space; Frederick Gregory, the first African-American shuttle commander; Norman Thagard, the first American to inhabit Russia’s Mir space station and Francis (Dick) Scobee, commander of the doomed Challenger mission. Congratulations to these inductees to the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
April 13, 2004
DCS Montessori School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE visit with students at DCS Montessori School 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades to introduce them to aviation and aerospace. Many of these students have indicated that they will one day become future Astronauts, Scientist, Engineers, and Airline Pilots
March 29, 2004
The Space Foundation hosted the 20th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado March 29 - April 1, 2004. Over 5000 aerospace industry leaders attended this event. At a luncheon hosted by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable 4 of America`s hero`s - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Guion Bluford, Dale Gardner, and Richard Truly joined Lt. Governor Jane Norton and a host of other aerospace leaders to discuss the future of Space. SHADES OF BLUE President Willie Daniels also attended this event. Photos - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the CSBR BOD. 2nd photo Willie Greets The owner and President of the Fultron Corp. Mr. Joseph Fuller of Washington DC.
March 25, 2004
The FIRST Robotics Competition is a high-tech sporting event that pits gladrobots, each design by teams of high school students and professionals durring a six-week periodaganist each otherin fierce competion. SHADES OF BLUE President Willie Daniels will perticipate as a Judge for this competition. March 25 -27, 2004
March 20, 2004
Expanding The Vision Conference
The African American Leadership Institute will host the ETV Conference for males grades 5 - 12, their Parents, teachers and Counselors.
March 9, 2004
Career Day Platte Canyon High School
Career Day At Ptatte Canyon High School on Tuesday March 09th from 7:30 am - 10:30 am. The day is design to give students the opportunity to ask questions and obtained the nessary information for necessary career information. Aviaion and Aerospace. North Platte Students will be joined by student from South Park H.S.
February 24, 2004
East Middle School Colorado Springs, Co
SHADES OF BLUE President Willie Daniels and Tuskegee Airmen Col. Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum visit East Middle School of Colorado Springs to speak with the entire 8th grade class. 2 students honor the Tuskegee Airmen with a painting of a P-51 red tail Mustang.
February 23, 2004
Legacy HS Aeronautics Class Visit
SHADES OF BLUE will visit 2 of Legacy HS Aeronautics classes to speak about Aviation and Aerospace. Inivited by Mr. Al Godman. 9:30 and 11:30.
February 19, 2004
Parent / Career Night - Prairie Middle School
SHADES OF BLUE present to AVID Students, Parents and Teachers abouts Careers in Aviation and Aerospace. VP. Mrs. Barbara Walker and AVID Coordinator Mrs. Marlecia Jenkins 6:30pm - 8:00pm
February 18, 2004
Air Force Academy Visit
SHADES OF BLUE will visit with Cadets at the Air Force Academy. Hosted by the Tuskegee Airmen`s Way of Life Commettee. 06:30 pm.
February 11, 2004
Tour at Lockheed Martin at 12:00pm
SHADES OF BLUE Student Members, Parents, Teachers and Board Members were treated to a wonderful tour of the Waterton Facility. The tour was hosted by Manager, Community Relations Mrs. Joy Knight and a group of outstanding Lockheed Martin Engineers.
February 7, 2004
Right Stuff Conference
Adams Twelve 5 Star School District and the Thornton Police Dept. Host the Boys Right Stuff Conference.SHADES OF BLUE introduce some of the young men to Aviation and Aerospace to see if they have the Right Stuff. In photoTeacher Mr Rod Cruz of Kearney Middle School and Students of Adams County
January 27, 2004
Frontier Charter Academy, Shawna Albert, 9:00am
SHADES OF BLUE Cap Leon Miller, Willie Daniels and Tuskegee Airman Col James Randall present to K-8th grade students at the Frontier Charter Academy. Mrs. Shawna Albert Principal and Mayor of Calhan Mr. Gary Reimers watch the presentation.
January 7, 2004
Jan 7 - 9, 2004 Legacy 2000 Internship Presentations
Legacy High School. Legacy 2000 is a program designed to challenge those students who have a passion for science, math and technology. The staff and students of the senior Legacy 2000 class have invited SHADES OF BLUE to celebrate the personal discoveries and accomplishments of these students. Each student will have 15-20 minutes to explain what he/she has been working on during the semester.
November 6, 2003
November 6, 7. US Space Foundation
Hosting the "Century of Flight". Dr. Patty Arnold.

L-R Willie Daniels SOB, Dr. Patricia Arnold Vice Pres.of Education Space Foundation, Eric Lindberg Grandson of (Charles Lindberg) and Gen. Dave Wagie Dean of the Faculity AFA at the opening of the event hosting over 200 Teachers and Educators
November 3, 2003
Overland High School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE will introduce Aviation and Aerospace to the AVID Students (Advancement Via Individual Determaination) at Overland HS Cherry Creek School District
November 1, 2003
Air Force Academy half time Ceremony
Gen. Dave Wagie AFA, Ret. Gen. Skip Scott CLCCOS, Willie Daniels SHADES OF BLUE, Deborah Wilson U. L. of COS, Ret Col. John Smith Pres. Hulbert L. Hooks Jones Chapter od TAI, and State Rep. Sen. Bill Sinclare, Honor the Tuskegee Airmen at the half time Ceremony Football Game. AFA vs Utah. In the Lower photo - Dr. Gary Coulter Pres. of CLC, the event Sponcers, and the Pilots for the fly over for the half time Ceremony. AT-6, P51 Mustang and 6 F-16 Fighter Jets.
October 31, 2003
The Tuskegee Airmen Honored
Challenger Learning Center of COS, Urban League of COS, Air Force Academy, and SHADES OF BLUE Honor the Tuskegee Airmen for their continued contributions to our youth and their past contributions to the Country.
October 16, 2003
Young Eagles
EAA Young Eagles & EAA Chapter 301 Presents Free Airplane Rides! For more Information Please Contact Gilbert Wheeler @ 720-297-8515 or email 10/16/03 - Event: Ground School Adams Aircraft Centennial Airport - Centennial, Co. 07:00 pm.

10/18/03 - Event: Flying Front Range Airport - Watkins Co. 08:00 am
September 25, 2003
Montbello High School, 8:00am - 9:00am
Identifying participants for 2003-2004 Mile High Flight Program events.
September 25, 2003
George Washington, 10:20am - 11:05am
Identifying participants for 2003-2004 Mile High Flight Program events.
September 24, 2003
East High School Visit
SHADES OF BLUE and The Tuskegee Airmen Inc and their Mile High Flight Program Visit East High. TAI Col. John Mosley and Major Darryl Searuggs pin Solo wings on recent EHS GRAD A. J. McCullough.
September 24, 2003
Overland High School, 10:45am - 1:04pm
Identifying participants for 2003-2004 Mile High Flight Program events.
September 12, 2003
MESA Advisor Retreat & Kickoff 'Mark 2003'
Coors Events/Conference Center

College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Colorado at Boulder
September 11, 2003
Thomas Jefferson High School, 8:30am - 9:30am
Identifying participants for 2003-2004 Mile High Flight Program events.
August 15, 2003
new student orientation Day
Willie Daniels and Mr. Mark A. Van Tine President and CEO Jeppesen- A Boeing Company. Shades of Blue Student Nick Chernoff and WD 1st day orientation MSC
August 5, 2003
Tuskegee Airmen's 32 Annual Convention
August 5 - 10, 2003. Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, CO.
July 11, 2003
Century of Flight Airshow
July 11 - 20, 2003. Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH.
May 15, 2003
AFA Cadet Kenyatta Ruffin
and SHADES OF BLUE member is being congratulated for getting a Fighter Jet training Slot after his graduation in May 2003.
May 1, 2003
Space Day
Shades of Blue visits numerous schools in the Littleton and Douglas County school districts.
April 26, 2003
Metro State College Aero Space Science Dept
Mrs. Joyce Hurd and SOB students visit Metro State College Aero Space Science Dept April 26 2003 SOB member Clifton McLin flies the simulator at MSC
April 25, 2003
ceremony of the lonely eagles Honoring those Tuskegee Airman who had passed away over the last year
The 1st Photo is of the Hulbert L. Hooks Jones Chapter of the Tuskegee Airman of Colorado and the New Commandant of the USAFA Gen John Weida. 2nd Tuskegee Airman and their wives. 3rd is the Tuskegee Airman and the Cadets. April 25th Air force Academy.
April 25, 2003
Montbello High school visit to Metro State College Aerospace Science Department
9:00am - 1:00pm. Joyce Hurd, Program Manager of Denver Educational Excellence Program (DEEP) and Shades of Blue to attend with students of Montbello Hight School.
April 18, 2003
Shades of Blue Award
Gen. Charles Bolden accepts the Shades of Blue Award From Willie Daniels at Houston Intercontinental Airport on April 18, 2003. (IAH).
April 17, 2003
Prairie Middle School
Ms. Kelly Weylen
April 16, 2003
Mr. Al Godman's Class at Legacy High School No.054
Al Godman and Shades Of Blue member Kyle Bosel No.055
April 15, 2003
Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison
Signs autograph for Shades Of Blue students at St Mary's Catholics Girls School. Centennial Colo.
April 7, 2003
Aviation World's Fair
April 7 - 27, 2003. Newport / Williamsberg International Airport, Virginia.
April 7, 2003
April 7-10. National Space Symposium
Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs. Hosted by the Space Foundation.
April 1, 2003
Platte Canyon High School, Bailey Colorado
Career Fair. Miss Pam Susi
March 31, 2003
1st Inaugural SHADES OF BLUE Award
Dr. Guion Bluford graciously accepts the 1st inaugural SHADES OF BLUE Award from SHADES OF BLUE president Willie Daniels at CLE

March 29, 2003
Shades of Blue Awards Dinner, Inverness Hotel and Golf Resort.
The Ed Dwight Award will to be presented to outstanding teachers and individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace. Tickets are $250. Buy your tickets now online! Just click "Donations".
March 25, 2003
7:30 - 10:30am. Platte Canyon High School in Bailey Colorado
Career Day. This day is designed to give students the opportunity to ask questions and obtain necessary career related iformation. Shades of Blue to present topic of Aviation & Aerospace. Pam Susi, Post-Graduate Coordinator.
March 15, 2003
7:30am - 3:30pm. Montbello High School.
Expanding the Visions Conference. Shades of Blue to be a presenter. Topic: Aviation/Aerospace & the Future. Planting the seed about aviation & aerospace and the path to take in order to get there.
March 4, 2003
DeVry CareeReality: Educator Workshop, 4-8pm (3:30 reg.) at Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield.
500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield. Participants: High school educators - counselors, teachers, principals

(Colorado and surrounding states)

# of participants: anticipate 100-150. See more in Educators section of this site.
February 21, 2003
Horizon Community Middle School, Aurora
Shades of Blue presentation
February 19, 2003
Space at the Crossroads, Washington DC
Shades of Blue to attend.
December 20, 2002
"Launch" of our new Shades of Blue web site.
December 20, 2002
Prairie Middle School
Shades of Blue Presentation & Mentoring.
December 10, 2002
Legacy High School
Mr. Al Godman's class presentation.
November 22, 2002
Steadman Elementry School
Principal: Rachel Sparks. Shades of Blue spoke to grades 3-5 in the morning, and grades K-2 in the afternoon.
November 18, 2002
Ganesha High School, Pomona California
AVID Class. Principal: Mr. Paul Bright, Teacher: Mr. Joseph Mariles.
November 9, 2002
Thornton High School
"Right Stuff" Conference.
October 22, 2002
Douglas County Montessori School
Shades of Blue spoke to Mr. Albert's class.
October 5, 2002
George Washington High School - Sistah Pride Girls Empowerment Conference
Shades of Blue was invited to this conference for African-American girls to take part as presenters and mentors for the day.
October 3, 2002
Legacy High School
Visited Allen Godman's students for an Aviation & Aerospace Presentation
October 3, 2002
Visit to DCS Montesori School in Douglas County Colorado
Mrs. Crystal

Miyamoto's class
September 20, 2002
Colorado Springs Challenger Learning Center Grand Opening
From L to R UAL Cap. & Dir. Student Affairs Shades of Blue Donell Smith, Cap. Leon Miller Sec. Shades of Blue, Willie Daniels Pres. Shades of Blue, Astr. Richard Covey Shuttle Commander, William Scott Rky Mtn. Bureau Chief Aviation Week & Space Tech
September 20, 2002
Challenger Learning Center
Rendezvous with a comet.
September 20, 2002
Shades Of Blue designated as a Space Day Associate
Space Day Associate
September 13, 2002
International Space Symposium Conference.
Shades of Blue attended the International conference.
August 10, 2002
Aviation Day for Members Only
This special day includes FREE airplane rides and hot dogs and soft drinks for lunch. NO CHARGE for any Shades of Blue member for anything! This is THEIR day!
May 7, 2002
Dakota Ridge High School
Leslee Hampel's class
May 3, 2002
Littleton School District
3 schools - Space Day
April 30, 2002
National Space Symposium Conference.
Shades of Blue attended the National conference.
April 26, 2002
Montebello High School
Visited MSC - AES simulator for a second time.
April 9, 2002
Adams County School District - Legacy High School.
Sharon Johnson and Gary Price accompanied approximately 600 students. James Harrison, James Harvey and Fitzroy Newsum of TAI attended.
March 16, 2002
Montbello High School
The African American Leadership Institute "Expanding the Vision Conference". Approximately 800 attendees.
March 16, 2002
Montbello High School
Expanding the Vision. 11 schools, over 1,000 students attended.
March 6, 2002
Washington Elementary School in Colorado Springs.
MAEA interactive Science program - Minority Aviation Education Association, included Darryl Baynes with 200+ students.
February 28, 2002
Montebello High School field trip to Metro State College Aerospace Department
18 Students from Montebello High School Denver Educational Excellence program (DEEP) attended. Present were Joyce Hurd, Leon Miller and Willie Daniels.
February 28, 2002
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Visit to the Aerospace Science Department where our Students Receive Actual FAA Approved Flight Training in the Simulators Located at Metropolitan State College!
February 23, 2002
Girls Power Conference at Thornton High School, Adams County School District
300+ girls present, 40 attended the Shades of Blue presentation. Members present were Willie Daniels (UAL), Bob Meyer (UAL, Ret.), Valerie Scott (UAL), and Donnell Smith (UAL).
February 21, 2002
Horizon Community Middle School
Mr. Anthony Compose, Ms Jeanine Hyde's class. Principal: Mr. Tony Davis. Shades of Blue Presentation & student mentoring.
February 15, 2002
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Shades of Blue student flying a Frasca 141 in the World Indoor Airport.
January 29, 2002
Manual High School
Greg Brown's class of 28 students: Leon Miller (UAL) and Willie Daniels (UAL) represented Shades of Blue.
August 1, 2001
Visit to Centennial Airport, Denver, CO
Aircraft Orientation Event.



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