Ben Tankard is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. The award winning producer, musician, minister, motivational speaker, licensed pilot and star of Bravo TV’s hit reality series Thicker Than Water along with wife Jewel host an Urban Eagles youth summit offering young people at first hand look at aviation. “I have friends that are stunt pilots, airplane mechanics, flight attendants, charter plane operators, and airline captains that will be on hand to talk ….. about the many opportunities available in aviation. We want to help kids soar, exposing them to planes and relationships will help them develop their own wings (dreams).
Fifth Third Bank made a donation to assist in underwriting the costs of this year’s Urban Eagles youth summit. The gift was presented during an event hosted by the financial institution celebrating Black History Month. Tankard said, “we are so very thankful to Fifth Third Bank for sowing into these wonderful future aviators “.