SHADES OF BLUE is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and arranging internship and employment referrals for young people who desire to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design, 1st + = Computer Languages and the 2nd + = World Languages (STEAMD++) careers. Although SHADES primarily focuses on aviation and aerospace, the same level of assistance across all elements of STEAMD++ is available to all student members.
SHADES of BLUE is committed to fostering careers for all interested students. Within the organization are numerous professionals that provide a support system for mentoring and job placement that will maximize the probability of success for the students who chose a career in STEAMD++. To achieve its goal, SHADES has developed a system to identify and track its student members from elementary school through college. In addition, SHADES has developed partnerships and strong relationships with many businesses and educational entities within the STEAMD++ -oriented fields, thus providing graduates with potential future employment and/or educational opportunities.