What is YSA?
Our after-school and summer programs for youth ranging from elementary to middle levels. YSA strives to provide both laboratory and field research experiences in a fun and collaborative environment.
No experience is required - we meet kids where they are and where they feel comfortable, building on their interests and broadening their perspectives.
How Do I Get Involved in YSA Programs?
Our programs are designed to cater for all levels of interest and expertise, from our beginner and intermediate "Sidewalk Science" program, to our advanced "Afterschool Science Ambassadors" program, and to our specialized "Digital Dreamers" computer science and technology program. Virtual experiences, hands-on lab activities, field expeditions, and exploration through real world research experiments.....there is something for everyone. We even have science programs in Spanish and for refugee youth with our new Global Ambassadors program!
No experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new and have fun!
How do I select a program that is right for me?
Science is a way of life and without knowing it, our youth are already using science throughout their day. All our programs build on themselves and emphasize how the fundamentals of science can be applied as a problem solving tool. The young mind is curious, and we encourage exploration, discovery and collaboration, and mentor youth at their level of knowledge and interest in a particular subject area, building confidence and self-esteem. Choosing the right program level can be challenging, but we suggest the following rules when making your decision. As always we are here help so please reach out to Dr Rob at email@example.com or (910) 386-1867 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all soon at YSA 'doing science'.