One way to introduce young people to aviation is through books that inspire them in some meaningful way. I recently ran across a fictional story that parents might want to consider. It's called Dogs Don't Fly and it's written by David Lloyd Wilson, an experienced private pilot. Wilson provided this:
Nevell was not like other dogs. He knew that he was expected to become a farmer like his father. However, the little beagle dreamed of finding his own path to happiness. He longed for adventure. He had often wondered how the cats could fly through the air. They had found their place between heaven and earth. Though society was against him, he made a decision to do what no dog had ever done.
Patch was an old tom cat and lived a solitary life. One day Nevell came into his life. He knew the place that cats and dogs held in society. However with age and wisdom comes a greater understanding of the world. Patch would challenge the belief that “Dogs don’t fly.” This small act would change what the whole world believed to be unchangeable. It would prove that although everybody thought they knew their place, anything was possible.
You can learn more about the book at http://www.dogsdontfly.com/, including how to order it. Also, Thirty Thousand Feet has a Youth in Aviation page that offers resources for aspiring aviators, their parents and teachers.