FOR GRADES : 9, 10, 11 and 12


This program exposes students to the multiple applications of the drone industry and builds invaluable E-STEM Skills. This project matches present-day career paths which include FPV racing, aerial 2d/3d mapping, photography & videography. The goal is for students to understand the real-life applicability of how drones are positively impacting some of the world’s biggest challenges within: agriculture, utilities, energy, media and entertainment, delivery services, the internet, real estate, mapping, search and rescue, construction and engineering, sports, business, insurance companies and more.   

You’ll Get To…

E-STEM Application
Students will receive a basic overview of drones, how they function and fly, while also learning to fly effectively without GPS.
Hands-on Learning
Students will gain an understanding of the safety and operational requirements while receiving comprehensive, hands-on training.
Career Development
Students who complete the program will have the opportunity to complete the FAA Unmanned Aircraft – General Test to become fully-licensed drone pilots.


This program is open to all youth in grades 9 through 12 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Youth must be focused, determined and ready to discover. Costs and fees are waived for students receiving free or reduced lunch.

Interested in helping with this program?

Mentorship is proven to increase retention, persistence, and graduation of student participants. This high-quality, high-impact mentoring program provides a unique E-STEM platform between mentor and student through an interactive and personalized curriculum.

To get involved in this life-changing and ground-breaking program, apply below. Be someone who matters to someone who matters, and mentor a college student! Click the box below. 


If you are a youth or parent seeking a program that can provide academic tutoring, college/career planning, 21st-century work skill knowledge, mentoring, or just a place to be challenged and grow? Contact us with any questions? … Contact SMART Program Coordinator, SMART@iwmf2.org