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August 6, 2014

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August 6, 2014

Our family has been with ysc since 2007. My son was completely inspired by the teachers and the materials they teach there. Within a week, he learns more Science in one single class than he Would in a whole school year with the public school. After seven years later, ysc continues to offer new classes for him to take.

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NOTHING. Keep up the great work and hope this hidden gem can be passed down to generation to come.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

August 5, 2014

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August 5, 2014

We are lifetime members of YSC and love this organization! Our kids have enjoyed taking interesting classes these past 8 years and looks forward to it every summer. Classes such as 3D modeling, rocketry, digital photography and environmental Can It were all highlights for valuable hands-on learning.

The awesome staff are the most dedicated, caring and supportive team and spend countless areas preparing the classrooms, courses and working with the volunteers and teachers. It is also a great opportunities for older youths to volunteer and help lead the younger children and provide helpful support to the teacher. The teachers are also top notch with a real desire to watch and help children experience interactively. What I appreciate is how they value the importance of all areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) in making learning fun and relevant to the young minds of our future generation!!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Incorporate an online registration system for the summer classes.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

August 5, 2014

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August 5, 2014

This is our 4th year attending YSC. My two boys love this place. YSC offered so many different variety of classes. My kids learned basic knowledges from their own school, but going to YSC let them discovered and learned even further of what they have been taught.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I hope some great classes can be opened for at least two sessions. This year we got the point my boy had to make decision on giving up one of his favorite class for another because both of the classes are opened in the same session and same time.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

January 10, 2014

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January 10, 2014

i am looking to partner with a non profit organization
and start a new fm radio station in buffalo new york

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 3, 2013

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1 previous review
August 4, 2010

Having been associated with the Youth Science Center for over 8 years (first as a student, then as a volunteer), I think I can honestly say that what they do can really inspire and help children who, ... more

September 3, 2013

I have only great things to say about the Youth Science Center. I am currently a student studying electrical engineering and business at the University of Pennsylvania, but my ties with the YSC go back to 3rd grade, when I was first enrolled in summer classes there. I was exposed to novel scientific concepts and hands-on activities that, truth be told, far exceeded the kinds of activities that I saw at school I attended. I later served the YSC as a volunteer and network administrator, and from that standpoint the experiences I had working for and with them were incredibly valuable. It is my sincere conviction that my experiences with the YSC positively influenced me in my younger years, and I can directly credit the YSC for inspiring me to pursue a career in engineering and design.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 4, 2010

Having been associated with the Youth Science Center for over 8 years (first as a student, then as a volunteer), I think I can honestly say that what they do can really inspire and help children who, otherwise, would have limited exposure to the world of science and technology. The knowledge I gained from learning there and later volunteering there have proved invaluable.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. Attending the YSC was one of the first catalysts for my love of science, and since then I have always pursued scientific and business ventures.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendliness of the people and their goal.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, hardworking, and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do many great things - it could change the future for hundreds, maybe even thousands of kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 26, 2013

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August 26, 2013

The YSC is a remarkable place for extracurricular learning. The instructors are devoted, caring, and genuinely interested in advancing the sciences to K-7 students. Each year, they offer more and more courses, which is great and their summer school easily fills the void of those long, boring summers.

I wholeheartedly recommend the YSC to anyone in eastern Los Angeles County.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 24, 2013

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October 15, 2012

How rewarding an experience it is to be able to write grants for the Youth Science Center. What I like most is grants that target Title I schools with our Outreach program so that these students can ... more

August 24, 2013

It is so rewarding to know that my volunteering is helping YSC so that it can provide instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education, aka "science literacy", that not only leads to careers in the STEM areas, but also prepares students to become productive citizens and analytical thinkers. YSC's track record speaks for itself and their program prepares youth for careers that will make our country become even more competitive. It is gratifying to know that YSC's program, with its hands-on focus, is already aligned with the new "Next Generation Science Standards."

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 15, 2012

How rewarding an experience it is to be able to write grants for the Youth Science Center. What I like most is grants that target Title I schools with our Outreach program so that these students can access the same high quality STEM education programs at their home schools that more affluent students in other areas receive.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 3, 2010

My son and nephews went through YSC's program many years ago, and all have advanced degrees in science (2 computer engineers and one physician). All attribute YSC for fostering their interests in science. As a retired educator, I thought volunteering for YSC was the perfect opportunity to give back to an organization that had served my family so well, while also helping my community. By writing grants, I am still involved in the field of education. Not only are children in my immediate neighborhood afforded a rich science and technology curriculum to supplement and compliment what is offered in public schools, but YSC also services at-risk populations in neighboring communities in the San Gabriel Valley, at no cost to the students. Still being involved with preparing our children for a 21st century world -- what can be more gratifying for a retired teacher!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My two nephews received their Ph D's in computer engineering and my son is an M.D. All claim that the hands-on-learning strategies piqued and nurtured their interests in science. Pre vs post test scores showcase the value of YSC's program.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 24, 2013

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August 24, 2013

The The youth Science Center is a wonderful place for children to learn about their surroundings. The teachers are caring and informative about not only their classes but about fieldtrips and other topics their peers may be teaching. It is a place where it is fun to volunteer because you learn something too.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more fieldtrips throughout the school year.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 22, 2013

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August 22, 2013

The Youth Science Center, a non-profit science facility for elementary children, has been operational for over 20 years. It is a learning magnet to children and their parents who want to expand young peoples creativity, talent and potential in the scientific arts, for beyond what regular teaching facility's are able to do in this evolving area.
Children are exposed to physics, botany, biology, space science in creative, exciting, safe and wondrous ways by a capable staff of science loving teachers and administrators. YSC provides multi-tasking opportunities for hands on experiences from robotics to rocketry, plants to animals, computers to chemistry-No wonder children keep coming back year after year.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 21, 2013

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August 21, 2013

As an elementary science teacher for over twenty years, I know first-hand the positive impact YSC makes on children at all levels, The programs offered provide enriching opportunity for students to develop a real love for exploration and discovery ... exactly what science is! Applying hands-on processes, fostering inquiry, and gaining an understanding of the world around them beyond the everyday classroom...that is the Hacienda Youth Science Center experience!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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