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October 24, 2012

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September 1, 2011

As a teacher and a board member, I am amazed at the dedication to science education offered by the YSC. This summer, YSC offered 5 weeks of hands-on science experiences to the youth in our communitie... more

October 24, 2012

The Youth Science Center in the San Gabriel Valley has fantastic scientifically literate enthusiasts on its board and in the community. My involvement was first as a mother of 3 boys 25 years ago - looking for a place to interest my sons in a science field. Through YSC classes, workshops, guest speakers and field trips, my sons went to college to learn more about a particular science field. The hands-on classes were so interesting that I soon became a active volunteer and then an elementary school science coordinator. I gained an appreciation of tidepool animals (pretty much outside our back door) and geology (rocks and minerals) and it influenced my personal teaching skills. All students attending classes learn what that particular scientist does in the real world so that they can pursue their passion as they grow.

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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?

2012

September 1, 2011

As a teacher and a board member, I am amazed at the dedication to science education offered by the YSC. This summer, YSC offered 5 weeks of hands-on science experiences to the youth in our communities. It is a pleasure to meet and teach the youth, and also to educate the parents through them. YSC also has many high school and adult volunteers who serve selflessly to support the rigorous content. Hats off to the volunteers as many offer support through their knowledge of technology and science interests. They are the best!

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

my grandson's understanding of science concepts. He relates much of what he learned and experience this summer into his daily life. The sugar crystals he grew are now ready to be tasted! Now he wants to try other white powders to see what crystals form.

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

like to see them in a stand alone museum/education center. That way they wouldn't have barriers to hours of operation and would have complete access to all the exhibits at any time.

August 29, 2010

About 25 years ago, I was looking for a place to send my 3 sons for science / educational opportunities. Their teachers at their school were not interested in presenting stimulating hands on science, but read science texts and had students answer questions at the end of the chapter. The only science summer camps I knew of were in downtown Los Angeles, about 25 miles away. I heard through a friend about the Youth Science Center offering after school mini-classes with emphasis on different science phenomena in our local area. We were WOWed when we attended a class on GLOW-In-the-Dark chemicals and how they light up because of chemical reactions! The Youth Science Center soon began offering summer classes in Hacienda Heights. After attending a few classes, we were hooked! So much, so, that it greatly improved my effectiveness as a science teacher! I began teaching classes at the YSC during the summer, and now I couldn’t think of anything more enriching to my profession. In fact, my 6 year old grandson took his first class of Balance in the Circus last year! I firmly believe that anyone could find their passion in a science field through the Youth Science Center!!!

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

my ability to understand and share my passion for science. I have since developed a science program for my K-5 school district. Working with scientists and other professionals, I returned to college to earn my M.A. in Curriculum and Development.

Ways to make it better...

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

help them establish a permanent site so that school groups would be able to visit and attend classes.

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

the attitude that everyone can benefit and have fun while becoming science literate.

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

extremely helpful and enthused about what they do. The principal and museum director of the YSC checked with teachers every day to ask if they have what they need to teach their unit in science in an interactive way.

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

build a museum that could house their extensive collections.

Ways to make it better...

the YSC could easily access the materials they have.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

publicity and monetary support to further their mission.

One thing I'd also say is that...

there have been many volunteers over the years that have contributed to making the YSC a relevant, and highly successful venture for science education.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 20, 2012

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October 20, 2012

The Youth Science Center was a great resource for my children to explore various topics in science and technology while having fun. I continue to support YSC as a valuable community resource which may be valuable for my grandchildren in the future.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

Youth Science Center is very commited in helping students learn and be interested in science.

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

A lot

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

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

The Youth Science Center helps instill the passion for learning and promotes logic and reason in application to everyday life as well as some of the more unique circumstances they may encounter. From helping children with geology to woodworks to electronics classes, they offer a variety of different courses that are fun yet educational. I volunteered at the woodworks class and they stressed safety above all else; while the teachers are pretty lenient, they still mantain a picture perfect model of a classroom. While students try to expand their creative horizons by constucting works of art, they use their problem solving in order to overcome obstacles or using their skills in core subjects such as math to calculate how large an object will be, or how much wood to cut off to make an item. The only critism I can give is that the classes were a bit short, but that was probably due to the fact that I volunteered during the summer time, when most families go vacationing.

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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 13, 2011

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1 previous review
August 11, 2010

Youth Science Center is a wonderful science enrichment program. The teachers and staff are so dedicated and inspiring. The classes keep my children excited about science and they learn so much. We ... more

August 13, 2011

My two boys, 9 and 10, have been attending Youth Science Center classes for the past several summers. It's one of their favorite summer activities. The fact that they look forward and enjoy an academic based summer activity thrills me. Youth Science Center classes are not only fun but the kids learn so much and open their minds to the world of science. The instructors are skillful and exciting. The volunteers are friendly and inviting. We love Youth Science Center!

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As a parent of students who have attending several classes in the past, we have nothing but positive experiences from this organization.

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

give it a bigger budget to expand.

August 11, 2010

Youth Science Center is a wonderful science enrichment program. The teachers and staff are so dedicated and inspiring. The classes keep my children excited about science and they learn so much. We look forward to the classes every summer.

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

my children's interest and desire to learn more about science. That's something that can be hard to find in a public school setting.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 11, 2011

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August 11, 2011

I have worked at Youth Science Center for a few years now and can honestly say that YSC exemplifies teaching at its best! Its not your read from the textbox style, its loaded with discovery and a passion for the subjects at hand. The children come away with not only a greater understanding of the concepts, but a thurst to learn more! (And they leave with the tools and skills to do so.) I am literally honored to be able to teach there!

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

Our students learn.

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

If I won the lottery I would assist YSC in reaching more young monds!

August 8, 2011

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August 8, 2011

I am a teacher at YSC and my 3 children (all adults now) went through the YSC classes for many years. Staff cares about kids and adults. We do good things for kids. We get them to think and use their minds to think and react to experiences which will prepare them for their future as they enter middle school, high school, college and the workforce. Hands-on, minds-on is what YSC is all about. Not only do they do but they think why.
Conclusions are generated based on the hands-on they experience. In some cases, science notebooks are used for recording observations and data collected.

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

My personal experience is 2-fold: Science Educator and Parent. My experiences as a science educator is that students are getting" beyond textbook" experiences and opporutunities. My experience as a parent of children who attended is that they learned more than just science, but opportunities for collaboration, expression of scientific theory and why.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them more funding and larger site to run this organization. I would also give them more PR.

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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

What is unique about this organization?

Run by a small staff but hits a large community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 1, 2010

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September 1, 2010

I am awed at how tirelessly the YSC works to not only teach students about science but how they impart a true excitement of learning. I have had the pleasure of watching my own children benefit from the program as well as the opprotunity to work with and for such an amazing establishment.

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

Parent Teacher

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

How hard the staff works to serve the students who come to the program. There motives have always been to serve and bless.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 31, 2010

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August 31, 2010

The Youth Science Center is an excellent resource for students and parents. The center itself is located at my kids' school, Wedgeworth Elementary, and they visit it all the time. But even better, the YSC provides summer school classes, which my kids attend every year.

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

...seeing my children have much greater knowledge and interest in science and learning in general.

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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 31, 2010

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August 31, 2010

My kids have attended the summer sessions for 3 years and even though it's 20 miles away from our home it is well worth the drive! I can't say enough good things about the program they offer for the kids from over 60 different classes, to the well-trained teachers and staff! It's was a pleasure to go there. Every summer I tell my friends about their program. One year I even brought my Cub Scout Den after school to check out their hands on museum. I just wish they had a YSC closer to us or even in every School District!

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

Since I was a parent volunteer in the classroom I was able to watch my kids experience the oohhs and aahs of discovering science. It was a sheer pleasure to help the other kids too. I even got to learn a little myself when my son took a web design class

Ways to make it better...

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

... build a bigger building to house their museum and have them offer satellite classes to the neighboring school districts.

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

The wide variety of classes and the GREAT, inexpensive field trips they offer every summer!

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

The teachers were excited to be there and it showed in their teaching. The volunteers were happy to be help too, just like I was.

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

. . . build a bigger building for their museum. Maybe they could even offer classes further away.

Ways to make it better...

If it was closer to my home! 20 miles is far, but well worth the drive for what they offer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

As with any nonprofit - earning money to keep all the great programs going!

One thing I'd also say is that...

. . . now that my kids are getting older, I wish the YSC would offer summer classes thru high school.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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