What We Do

The time to make aviation better for future generations is now. In order to ensure the future success of our industry, the JetBlue Foundation focuses on four key areas.

We invest in students from diverse backgrounds to create a lifelong interest in STEM.

  • Less than 7% of U.S. commercial pilots are women.

  • African-Americans, Asians and Hispanic/Latinos combine to make up 11.5% of the commercial airline pilots in the US.

  • According to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, only 14 percent of U.S. engineers are women.

  • Through our work with innovative organizations, the JetBlue Foundation is making aviation and STEM careers more accessible to a diverse range of candidates.

We partner with organizations and communities to provide access to STEM programs.

  • According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, 1/3 of U.S. companies report job openings and can’t find skilled workers for technical positions such coders and web designers, etc.

  • The JetBlue Foundation is making an investment in our children and in the future of our industry. It is up to us to secure the future of aviation.

We create equal opportunities 
for all students to spark a passion for STEM.

  • Women make up 3% of aircraft mechanics and service technicians. Only 9% of aircraft mechanics are black.

  • Minority women comprise about 1 in 10 persons employed in Science and Engineering occupations.

  • We work to encourage STEM education as early as possible and aim to help traditionally underserved students excel in school and attend college.

We build a more diverse talent pipeline for the aviation industry.

  • By fueling the pipeline today through our support of educational initiatives and STEM programs, we will help to ensure more diverse perspectives in the hangars and board rooms of the future.