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YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER
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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER
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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteer grant writer, misc duties.

YOUTH SCIENCE CENTER
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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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & grant writer.