Human Services – We believe that investments in youth produce some of the greatest returns for our communities. We target much of our limited resources to youth programs focusing on math, science, technology and literacy, and to other efforts aimed at meeting the basic needs of our citizens while promoting self-sufficiency.
Arts – We recognize that a robust arts community enhances the quality of life for all of us. Our focus in this area is to help improve the quantity and quality of performing and visual arts in our communities, with an emphasis on programming that appeals to a wide range of our employees.
Civic and Environment – Because workforce development and economic development will play critical roles in our communities' success in the years ahead, these endeavors are cornerstones of our civic investment strategy. We also target programs that promote diversity and multicultural understanding. Diversity is among the primary ingredients of innovation and an important component of a healthy community. It is one of our highest priorities. Environmentally, we focus on education, conservation and recycling.
K-12 Education – We are intent on doing our part to see that young people are equipped with the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace and in life. Our efforts are centered on district-wide programs that target math, science, technology and literacy.
Higher Education – We will partner with key higher-education institutions in Kansas and Oklahoma to support scholarships and programs that promote engineering and other critical skills. We will also support programs to advance technical education in our communities.
It’s a fact of life that with finite resources, the needs of every community will typically outpace the ability to meet them. With that in mind, it’s important for us to concentrate the scope of our investments. And, unfortunately, that means that not every good cause can be included in our participation program. Spirit AeroSystems will not support efforts such as endowments, amateur sports, travel, medical research, walks/runs/marathons, camps, competitions, individual school projects or hospitals.