Monday, September 28, 2009

NCBW Recognizes Record-Breaking Teen Pilot

Most kids dream big when imagining their futures. A pre-school student once adorably told me that when she grew up, she wanted to be either "a princess or a dinosaur."

On Sunday Saturday 27th, the National Congress of Black Women honored Kimberly Anyadike, who took the phrase "when I grow up" to the next level.
Putting most high schoolers to shame, this young woman has shattered records by being the youngest female african-american to fly cross-country from Compton , CA, to Newport News, VA, at the age of 15.

It is through programs like those found at Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum that make Anyadike's victory possible. Here, disadvantaged youth can exchange hours of work for "museum dollars"/flight lessons and start seeing their potential (pardon the pun) take flight.
Both Kimberly and her older sister Kelly have passed the pilot program with flying colors and continue to push each other to further greatness through healthy sibling rivalry.
As NCBW President Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq so nicely put it, each field has its"Venus and Serena" and these ladies are it!

photo credit: bre_pettis from

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