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Building Resilience
With our strong business, civic and community partnerships, we help build resilience in the cities we serve. But Southwest is much more than a partner. Through investment and empowerment, convening of resources, disaster preparedness, recovery and response, and the passion of our Employees, we are helping to make communities more connected.
Communities with the strongest connections are the most resilient.
  • 500+
    Business, civic, and
    community organization
    partners across the
    country
  • $1M+
    Annual investment
    in education initiatives
  • Member of at
    least one Chamber
    of Commerce in
    every city
    we serve
Programs
Adopt-A-Pilot
  • Adopt-A-Pilot
Adopt-A-Pilot

Our Adopt-A-Pilot program was introduced in 1997 as a supplementary way to educate students through aviation-themed activities.

Today, more than 34,000 students nationwide participate in this program that pairs Southwest Airlines Pilots with classrooms across the country. More than 600 “adopted” Pilots share lessons in science, math, geography, and other fun learning activities with an aviation-related twist, giving our passionate aviators opportunities to mentor students in and around the fifth grade level.

 

 

  • 600+
    Pilots and 34K+ students participate in out Adopt-A-Pilot program annually
  • 634K+
    Total program participation
  • 20
    Years since the program was introduced
Stories about Building Resilience
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The Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program is our commitment to building connections that bring people together and str...

Cruiser BrynnJames ‎10-11-2017 07:37 AM
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Joan Vorderbruggen has a strong vision for her hometown of Minneapolis, which has been shaped from her years of services as both a...

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