Non-Profit of the Week: A Different Point of View

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Non-Profit of the Week: A Different Point of View
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Source: A Different Point of View

A Different Point of View (ADPOV), the only nonprofit in the region that trains youth to fly, is thrilled to announce that their recent fundraiser, “The Sky is Not the Limit” raised enough money to provide scholarships for 30 local teens, ages 14-19, to participate in their Aviation Career Program and Discovery Days.

“It was a great evening and I think everyone really enjoyed the music by Happy Medium, the flash mob performance by La Boehme dance company and the camaraderie of our community coming together to support such an important cause,” said Mike Linhart, president of the board of directors for A Different Point of View. “We were very fortunate to have awesome silent auction donations from Surf Air, Above All Aviation and the Santa Barbara Zoo.  And to top the evening off, when everyone was on the dance floor in their aviation-themed costumes we selected the two best and gave the winners a certificate for a flight lesson!”

The next Aviation Career Program is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 18 from 8:30am-4:30 pm at the Santa Barbara Airport. Students 14-19 who are interested in participating should contact Lynn Houston at 805-698-6784. Scholarships will be available for those who qualify!

A Different Point of View’s mission is to engage, inspire and transform youth using flight lessons as a launching pad! Through aviation education and mentoring, show youth a world they’ve never seen before. The award-winning Aviation Career Program’s curriculum includes leadership and self-awareness training, air traffic control and aircraft maintenance workshops, full-motion simulator training and professional flight lessons. Students are introduced to professionals and job opportunities both in and out of the aviation field. Since 2012, ADPOV has served more than 450 youth, many who remained a part of the organization after graduating from high school, going on to college, and stepping into leadership roles in their communities.

A Different Point of View would like to thank all their wonderful sponsors: Premier sponsors of the event were Above All Aviation and Signature Flight Support. Other event sponsors were Atlantic Aviation, Surf Air, Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region, Montecito Bank & Trust, Atlantic Aviation, Loco's One-Stop Bumper Repair, Mary and Richard Compton, Carlyn Myers & Family and Victoria Riskin.  Other contributors: Happy Medium, Paul Stickland with Goodland Signs, Union Bank & Santa Barbara Zoo, Chava Stitch-N-Print, Halper Fine Art, Condor Express, Cutlers Distillery, M Special, Backyard Bowls, Trader Joe's, Santa Barbara Fire Station 8, Santa Barbara Center for Arts, Science & Technology, Margaret Mead, Dave & Judy Terry, Jo Duffy, Anna Kwong, Barbara Greenleaf, Norbert Tan. Special thanks to the volunteers who helped to make this event such a success.

For more information, please visit or phone (805 698-6784.  Donations to this public charity are gratefully accepted. EIN#46-1048241. 

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