What We Do
The JetBlue Foundation is committed to championing diversity in STEM education and creating career pathways for the next generation in aviation.
We invest in students from diverse backgrounds to create a lifelong interest in STEM.
We partner with organizations and communities to provide access to STEM programs.
We create equal opportunities for all students to spark a passion for STEM.
We build a more diverse talent pipeline for the aviation industry.
Fly Like A Girl Lands In Puerto Rico
On Saturday, May 21, we brought our Fly Like A Girl event to Puerto Rico for the first time! Forty girls, ages 8 to 16, joined our team in San Juan to learn about careers in aviation, meet our Crewmembers, and ask questions about what it’s like to work at JetBlue. The event also coincided with San Juan’s upcoming anniversary: May 30 marks 20 years since we began flying to the Puerto Rican capital! Our special Puerto Rico-themed livery, Bluericua, was on hand, as were many of our bilingual crew.
Fly Like a Girl - March, 2022
On Saturday, March 12, Women in Flight, the JetBlue Foundation, and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility teams jointly hosted our 2022 Fly Like a Girl event virtually, and a fun, educational time was had by all!
This annual event aims to promote the STEM field and reach future aviators as early as possible. The programming introduces children, ages 8-16, to the various career possibilities in the aviation industry. This year, this event was entirely put on for Crewmembers and children in their lives and had over 80 participants.
Meet The JetBlue Foundation's 2021 Grantees
Today the foundation has announced the newest round of grants it will award. JBF’s support for these 10 charitable organizations will help advance education and mentorship programs and further the Foundation’s mission of increased advocacy for inclusion, gender and racial parity within STEM and aviation.
The 2021 JetBlue Foundation Grantees include:
EcoExploratorio, Above the Clouds, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Bayamón Campus, Museum of Discovery and Science, The Lower East Side Girls Club of New York, Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Aviation Youth Mentoring Program, America on Tech, Code Nation
Fly Like A Girl - A Virtual Event Takes Off
Last weekend, we hosted our first Women In Flight Virtual Fly Like a Girl event in partnership with JetBlue Equals. And while we weren’t able to gather in person this year, there was a perk to having everyone join remotely: we were able to expand our reach to more girls across the U.S. and beyond. We had 83 girls ages 8 to 14 participate, joining us from 15 states, Puerto Rico and even Canada, making this event international for the first time!
2020 Rapid Response Grants
We proudly support aviation and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education—and the pandemic has not gotten in the Foundation’s way. Over the past year, the JetBlue Foundation has stepped up to issue a round of emergency grants to 12 aviation and STEM education grantees and partners that were in need of financial support so that they could continue their critical work reaching students and communities traditionally underrepresented in these fields. The pandemic has severely affected funding for non-profits and education programs, and the JetBlue Foundation saw an immediate need.
Education Isn’t Always Top of Mind After Natural Disasters, But It Should Be
When natural disasters strike, people and corporations are generous, donating millions of dollars worth of food, medicines and other needed supplies. But often, in the urgency to address immediate life-threatening realities, the long-term needs of rebuilding communities are overlooked. JetBlue and the JetBlue Foundation have invested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs on the island for many years, as part of their focus on building a more diverse pipeline for the aviation industry.