Boeing Global Engagement
Boeing is committed to empowering communities through its global giving program focusing on mentorship and family support for veterans, STEM career pathways for Australian and New Zealand students, and supporting First Nations’ youth;
Our Soldier On national Mentoring Program partnership offers structured, hands-on services to Australian Defence Force members as well as veterans and their families, helping to secure employment as they transition into civilian life. The award-winning mentoring program has already supported dozens of participants to achieve their personal and career goals.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long-standing tradition of serving with honour among Australia’s military forces. We are supporting the storytelling of their service through the Australian War Memorial acquisition project of artworks by First Nations’ artists that depicts and commemorates their Defence of Country.
Our STARS Foundation partnership centres on expanding the establishment of in-school mentoring programs that support First Nations’ girls and young women focus on completion of Year 12 and transition into work or further study. The initiative, which combines education, emotional and mental health, operates in South Australia and Victoria.
The Clontarf Foundation creates ‘academies’ embedded within schools to help young First Nations’ men transition to meaningful employment and achieve better life outcomes. Our support, which includes individual mentorship, contributes to the program’s focus on building self-esteem, confidence and a fulfilling future.
In supporting FIRST NZ we’re helping introduce mentor-based programs engaging students throughout New Zealand in science, engineering and technology, using Lego robotics challenges. This program includes Kura Kaupapa (schools which teach Maori values and where Maori is the language of instruction), students in bilingual units and those with diverse learning needs.
Our partnership program with the Y Canberra Space Squad engages students, aged 5 to 12, in real-world problem solving across the space and technology industries. The initiative includes hands-on learning about design, engineering, robots, drone piloting and geo-mapping, within a collaborative environment.
Re-Engineering Australia Foundation (REA) SPACE in schools’ program provides students aged 10 to 18 with the skills and knowledge required to pursue careers in the space industry, as well as in broader STEM related fields. Our support also includes workshops, mentorship programs, and industry visits that provide students with hands-on experience in space technology.
Our Boeing Australian Youth Aerospace Association partnership amplifies the pathways for youth to establish the skills and interests leading to rewarding careers in the aerospace industry. Australian Youth Aerospace Forum, Australian Universities Rocketry Competition, and Aerospace Futures Conference & Astra program engage high-school students, undergraduate and research level students, and young professionals respectively.
Boeing volunteers have enthusiastically replanted native trees in Brisbane’s Archerfield Wetlands Parkland as part of our revegetation partnership with Greening Australia. The program will enhance the diverse floral and faunal habitats creating a quality nature-based recreation destination ideal for birdwatching.
Boeing Australia employees also support charities throughout the year during fundraising or awareness drives. Further, Boeing employees can make contributions to charities through Boeing’s workplace giving program.
Being part of a community also means being there when times get tough, and Boeing has played a part in making financial donations to communities at times of great need in Australia.
At Boeing Australia, whether it’s with civic organisations or during times of emergency, our nearly 5000 employees are here to help.