ABOUT US

The
Avion
Institute

Founder, Tammera L. Holmes launched AeroStar Consulting Corporation in 2008 as the umbrella entity by which several aviation services and programming were provided. All of AeroStar’s programs exist with the vision to enhance, promote and support the academic awareness of aviation and aeronautical career path opportunities for students, particularly female, minority, underprivileged and at-risk youth.

By providing aviation academic curriculum development, programs, activities, and support services for youth Grades K-12, interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), AeroStar has paved the way for the future of our industry. Due to the need to build capacity for a sustainable aviation talent pipeline through strategic partnerships, sponsors, donors, and grants, The AeroStar Avion Institute non-profit organization was formed.

OUR
MISSION

Through primary, secondary and post secondary education centers, we enhance, promote and support
the academic awareness of aviation and aeronautical career path opportunities for all students, especially
female, African American, Latino, underprivileged, under-served and at-risk youth.

Through primary, secondary and post secondary education centers, we enhance, promote and support the academic awareness of aviation and aeronautical career path opportunities for all students, especially female, African American, Latino, underprivileged, under-served and at-risk youth.

Expose

Corporate visits, airport tours, introductory
airplane rides and career exploration.

Educate

History, personal impact, global perspective,
and future of aerospace industry.

Educate

History, personal impact, global perspective, and future of
aerospace industry.

Empower

Flight simulators, model planes, RC aircraft
and helicopters, drone flight.

Employ

Mentoring, advocacy, pipeline placement,
college application, scholarship assistance.

OUR
OBJECTIVES

1

Increase public understanding
of the importance of aviation and support aerospace education initiatives at the local, state, national and global levels, especially among students from diverse backgrounds.

2

Maximize academic achievement
among young men and women by providing strong, innovative academic tools that enhance their aptitude for learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

3

Provide a support system
for any student interested in pursuing careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and particularly aerospace.

OUR
OBJECTIVES

1

Increase public understanding
of the importance of aviation and support aerospace education initiatives at the local, state, national and global levels, especially among students from diverse backgrounds.

2

Maximize academic achievement
among young men and women by providing strong, innovative academic tools that enhance their aptitude for learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

3

Provide a support system
for any student interested in pursuing careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and particularly aerospace.

TEAM
AEROSTAR

TAMMERA L. HOLMES
Founder & CEO

Kristy Farrakhan

COO

Lisa Tullos

Administrator

Sophia Velez

Program Manager

Alexis Brownlow

Marketing/Social Media Coordinator

Kristy Farrakhan

COO

Sophia Velez

Program Manager

Alexis Brownlow

Marketing/Social Media Coordinator

Lisa Tullos

Administrator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SHERELLE WITHERS

Business Management
Consultant

KIMMY L. BUTLER

Accountant

THOMAS KEYS IV

Chief Technology Officer

KIMBERLY M. MCCOMMON

JetBlue Airways Pilot

KRISTY J. FARRAKHAN

Executive Program Director

RAYMOND GOSHA

Instrument Pilot

Trista Bonds

VP Engineering & Manufacturing Operations

SHERELLE WITHERS

Business Management
Consultant

KIMMY L. BUTLER

Accountant

THOMAS KEYS IV

Chief Technology Officer

KIMBERLY M. MCCOMMON

JetBlue Airways Pilot

KRISTY J. FARRAKHAN

Executive Program Director

RAYMOND GOSHA

Instrument Pilot

Trista Bonds

VP Engineering & Manufacturing Operations

“We dreamed of being pilots as boys but were told it was not possible.
Through faith and determination we overcame enormous obstacles.
This is a lesson that all young people need to hear.”

– Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee –

“We dreamed of being pilots as boys but were told it was not possible. Through faith and determination we overcame enormous obstacles.

This is a lesson that all young
people need to hear.”

– Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee –

Mail: aai@avioninstitute.org
Phone: (312) 883-6383

122 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1390
Chicago, IL 60603

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