Y-I-BET On the Youth of America Youth Innovative Business
the Y-I-BET Youth program, we
can turn our Public Housing Developments into Learning Developments.
This kids get to take a close look at a powered howitzer.
The kids from Bushnell, Illinois, public housing development get to see things that they
would never get to see if they didn't meet up with the Y-I-BET Youth Program.
Giving kids real experience is what it's all about. Living at home
and being raised with only a mom really limits a kids experience envelope.
Seeing planes, tanks, howitzers, jets, explosions and everything else at
air shows like the quad cities air show can make a big difference in the
Cities Air Show Field Trip Series 7-14-2000
the National Guard brings a variety of tanks and equipment to the air show.
you ever get to sit on a Howitzer? These Kids Did.
Click on the photo for a close-up
view. Look at this big gun. Do you think that these kids are having
a good time? Do you think they are learning? You bet!
They are learning, learning and learning some more. With the Y-I-BET
program kids in the public housing developments no longer have to get their
kicks by watching TV or doing drugs. Now they can see what's really
out there. They can see the opportunities what the real world can
provide. The can feel like a participant and not just a spectator.
Kids from this youth group get to sit on a real big gun on this howitzer.
Howitzers are a common site at the Quad Cities Air Show. The Army
National Guard is always a great help and provides a spectacular display
of firepower. Going to this air show is not just an air show,
it's really a tremendous museum. You can see everything from
airplanes to tanks to rescue helicopters.
The one main thing that is important to emphasize is that teaching our
kids is giving insurance to our country that it will be a great country
in the future. If we don't train our kids, we throw our future away
and throw our country away at the same time.
Taking kids to air shows broadens their experience levels tremendously,
far beyond that of taking kids to ball games. There is an importance
of having kids participate in ball games, but there is a much bigger importance
in taking kids to airshows. You can see the difference on this page
and this series of pages.