SEBREE Architects, Inc. Supports Indianapolis Youth
INDIANAPOLIS, IN SEBREE Architects recently sponsored its Director of Business Development, Mark C. Smith, to speak to youth participants of the Indianapolis Ace Academy at the Indiana War Memorial (IWM).
Smith introduced the students to the USS Indianapolis Museum located in the IWM, and talked about the history of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) WWII Heavy Cruiser, and is missions.
The Indianapolis was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by a Japanese submarine in July 1945. The survivors lived for five days before being found and rescued. The story of the ship and its crew will be re-told in two movies to be released this year.
Smith is a board member of the museum. He also spoke about youth opportunities with the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, with whom he volunteers as an instructor. In addition to Smith, a Navy Senior Chief, a Navy helicopter pilot, and a Navy aviation machinist to speak to the group about Navy life and opportunities.
Smith, a private pilot, said that it was privilege to be invited. "This was at the same time both heartwarming and encouraging. Today's youth are as eager as ever to learn about, invest the effort for and pursue opportunities for their future. However, they need the support of current leaders."
The ACE Academy introduces youth to aviation career opportunities in a two-week summer camp held annually.
Captain Ryan Lynch of Indianapolis founded the Academy. The program has grown to be nationally recognized and is co-sponsored by the FAA - Federal Aviation Administration. More information is available at indyace.com.