Leadership Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth (LEGACY) is an Air Force program that changes the game when it comes to identifying and retaining young diverse talent that will make up the future workforce.
This three-phase program is designed to propel a middle school student to an Air Force STEM career after college graduation. The three phases of LEGACY are Craftsman (age 11-15), Jr Apprentice (age 16+), and Apprentice (college). LEGACY is intended to introduce STEM at a young age, continue growing students’ interest in STEM, and eventually hire these students into a STEM driven Air Force career.
Phase 1: Craftsman is a free, STEM-inspired, hands-on camp for 11-15 year old students.
Phase 2: The Junior Apprentice phase is for high school students 16 years and older. Students work with mentors in Air Force facilities. In this phase, future investments are established and developed for STEM-discipline higher education.
Phase 3: Apprentice phase contains other college programs we plan to leverage in the Air Force.