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August 5, 2010

I have been teaching at YSC for more than 20 years now, and I can say that my experiences at YSC have been the most enjoyable of my 33 years as a science educator. YSC is very selective in its teachers and encourages its teachers to be creative and work "outside the box". They have been open to any of my ideas for my classes, have provided whatever I needed to make it happen, and supported me with whatever was needed in order to help me excel in my desire to provide students with top notch, fun, exciting science educational experiences. I have taught classes on kites, aerodynamics and airplane flight, photography, ocean currents, astronomy and model rocketry. Students in Model Rocketry classes build rocket kits and fly them at the end with solid rocket fuel engines. Parents and children come to the launch and their excited screams resonate in the neighborhood. Students made kites from scratch and flew them outside. They flew their flying objects in the airplane classes, and delighted in the "Starlab" portable planetarium show as part of the astronomy class. They learned the constellations and how to read star maps and did projects that updated them on current NASA missions.. Never have I taught anywhere else where I was appreciated and treated as the professional I am. Imagine, the principal herself drops by daily to ask if there is anything I need! This summer, I was physically challenged by illness, and the principal rounded up a group of volunteers to help me move my materials in and out of the classroom as well as aiding me in the classroom. At YSC, I experience all the joy and enthusiasm a teacher SHOULD have when doing their favorite thing: teaching!

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

Every classroom at YSC is full of children obviously enjoying interesting projects that make even the most challenging science concepts understandable. We have alumni with PhD's in Physics and Astronomy working on big telescopes and super-colliders

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YSC has always been phenomenal in getting the most from the limited resources it has. YSC could do SO MUCH MORE with increased support for its programs such as a permanent building of its own and more teaching materials.

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

the professional way in which I am treated and valued by the staff and volunteers at YSC. They lift the burden of all the mundane chores from the teachers allowing us to spend the maximum time enjoying the teaching process and relating to the students.

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

professional, interesting in their own right and ready to try new things and help each other.

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

build a facility of its own and stock it with things like computers, telescopes, microscopes, lab scales etc. Having to rent a facility results in not having control of the rooms. Often, teachers have to move around to accommodate the cleaning schedule.

Ways to make it better...

there were more classrooms. The staff does everything they can to assure the best experience possible for the students. The director even wrote a grant to upgrade our planetarium so that we have state of the art equipment. They are not afraid to dream

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

having to rent the facility. YSC needs more financial backing. The staff could use their time more productively if they didn't have to constantly seek small grants. They could be dreaming up bigger and better things to help the program improve and gro

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

YSC is the BEST place in the world for a science teacher! We love it there and are allowed to let our creative juices flow, dream and truly enjoy what we were trained to do: TEACH!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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August 4, 2010

The Youth Science Center gives scholarships. One of my fifth grade Special Education students, who was intensely interested in astronomy, received a scholarship to attend, I think it was two, classes on astronomy. This was so wonderful for him because his single mother wasn't able to further this interest by taking him to observatories or museums. He contacted me and told me how the classes taught him specific things that enlarged his learning about space.

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

The results of Youth Science Center spreads far and wide over the United States and abroad as these students grow into jobs in the science field all over the world.

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

Being aware of how important YSC is to our students.

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

exceptional

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

become nationwide.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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The Youth Science Center has been a large part of my childhood, both as a student and as a volunteer. Becoming a volunteer for the Youth Science Center for numerous years was a rewarding experience. It was amazing to see how dedicated the staff is to their work- something that, as a student, you take for granted.

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

developing an interest in the Sciences at a very young age and a passion for learning.

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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?

2006

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My first experience with Youth Science Center was when I was a child. My mother introduced me to Mr. and Mrs. Chong, and I was fascinated by all of the really "cool" science contraptions and displays in the Center. I was 8, that made a huge impression on my future career endeavors as a Science Teacher. I honestly believe that the experiences you have as a child help play a role in who you will become in the future. Being exposed to such fascinating treasures truthfully made a difference. I have had the pleasure to teach at the Youth Science Center for the past three years, and have LOVED every moment. I have had the opportunity to teach high interest, hands on, standards based, but FUN science! I have seen children be inspired and be creative through the use of technology, through building and creating. I cannot praise the Youth Science Center enough for inspiring and encouraging young minds. Kudos!

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

I have seen students' lives changed dramatically by participating in the Youth Science Center Program. Students have come to me having experiences at YSC and have gone on to flourish in their scientific thinking and ideas!

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

The Students are excited to learn, they are open to learning new concepts, and participating in daily activities! The people are amazing. Everyone is always making sure you're doing okay. I have never felt this cared for in a working environment! :)

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

Amazing. The student volunteers are willing and ready to jump in and help students out with activities and experiments. The Staff is outstanding. I have never seen a more cohesive staff, all working toward the same goal- "instruct, inform, and inspire!

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

YSC could do amazing things. They would have the ability to touch so many more kids lives through high interest exciting science!

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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Our family has been involved with YSC since my son was in kindergaten. I can not say enough good things about the program. The teachers that YSC selects, all have a passion for science and their love for science is evident in the classroom. I have always volunteered throughout the entire class time in my childs classes so I have the first hand privilege of observation. There are so many different areas of science that YSC exposes children to, and the teachers stretch the minds and imaginations of these children. This program is by far the best that we have been involved with. The individualized attention of the teachers is amazing. Over the years, my son has developed special relationships with the teachers, and I know the concepts taught at YSC have influenced his life long learning.

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

My son was able to teach a boy scout troop rocket safety class with praise from his adult leaders regarding his knowledge and communication of information to his fellow scouts. I know his success in presentation was a direct result of the teaching at YSC.

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

Allow them to expand their facilities to reach more children.

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

The depth of teaching they give the children to help them explore and expand their imagination and thinking.

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

The teaching staff are specialists in science and have a love and passion for the different areas of science that they teach. That passion translates into an amazing presentation of science to youth.

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

Expand their program to more areas. Increase their classes and teaching staff.

Ways to make it better...

YSC was closer to my home. I commuted a total of one hour every day for my son to be involved in this program. It was worth it and I would definatedly make the drive again, the program is that good!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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YSC is a 5+ Star organization that gives the best technology and science education in our community and more! It serves almost 1,000 or more students annually with the finest workshops, computer lab sessions, student leadership training, Astronomy Day, Science/Technology Day, technology services to the schools/community, and much more! The staff is extremely dedicated and gives the services that inspire and change or confirm our children's future goals. Everyone who receive any services from the YSC are excited with their programs and want more of them each year. Students and families cherish the experiences and come back to volunteer at the site. We are very grateful to the YSC, its staff and the services they provide to our youth! I give two thumbs up!

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

I am the principal at a school site where the Youth Science Center is located. The YSC provides various excellent science, technology and volunteer services and more to our students in our school, community and more. We love the YSC!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Youth Science Center is a non-profit organization helping children to feel the joy of science while expanding their intellectual capacity to participate in the scientific enterprise. The staff are caring administrators and the teachers are educators with expertise in fun and rigor. The students come ready to learn each day and the result is a truly wonderful environment to learn about science. Tell your story here and help others understand this charity

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

watching my 7 year old son grow in scientific wisdom.

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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

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25 years ago, some friends and I started an offshoot to YSC Fullerton. As a Science teacher and friend, I hope I have contributed as much as the YSC has helped me grow.

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

watching the community around us accept us as helpful to their children's understanding of the world...and watching their children grow, still a part of us

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

have a permanent hands-on multi-use museum and activity center where the seniors of the community would be a welcome asset to the center.

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

watching children get the "aha!" look.

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

first class

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

make a considerable contribution to the children in our area, so much so, that I believe that our San Gabriel, Ca., area would be a magnet for many other centers to grow from.

Ways to make it better...

I stayed consistently on board.

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

the US economy, the people who profess math and science important, but do not contribute, the fragility of our center.

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

it's been a pleasure and honor to work with the point people in this center. Each of them need to be treasured.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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August 4, 2010

The YSC is a magical place for children of all ages. If you spend a few hours observing classes you will find quality teachers who love their work, eager students who are being turned on to the world of science, and a small dedicated staff of professionals who keep the program running. I was so impressed by what I recently saw that I eagerly accepted an invitation to join the YSC board and become a part of this fine educational effort. I wish such an opportunity existed when I was growing up.

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

the faces and eager participation of its students

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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August 4, 2010

This is a great organization that is impacting our youth to become excited about science and technology. There is great support in getting the equipment needed in a timely manner and full license is given to be as creative as you want. The end result is much better learning for the kids.

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

Getting full support when developing the class scope and structure. Equipment and recording gear (not cheap) were provided to make it happen.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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