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Causes: Arts & Culture, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Science & Technology Museums

Mission: Provides an enrichment program in math, science and technology for Grades K-7.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the first year my 9 yr old daughter attended the YSC camp. One of our friends, an engineer, recommended our daughter attend the camp. My daughter participated in three weeks of full time classes. She loved every minute and most importantly was exposed to various genres of science ie physics, engineering, math, biology, etc. The teachers were able to inspire her and every day she explained in great detail the things she learned. One particular episode stands out; In her rocketry class there were 2 girls and 9 boys and they had a contest, boys against girls on whose rocket could fly the farthest. Each team had 4 attempts and my daughter's rocket won every time. She told me she felt the pressure as the other girls rocket didn't fly very far but she said "I can do this" and she did. Never in the 30 years of classes had a girls team won all four attempts! It taught her to not be afraid and to believe in oneself. As a professional in the science field, I am very pleased with the program, recommended it to several of my girl scout troop girls. We will participate in the program next year.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This was the first time that my son and daughter attend the classes at the YSC. My kids loved the classes and the teachers were very informative. The great thing about YSC was that I got to help out in both of the classes. I highly recommend this summer program for a fun and educational program.

Heather Smith

Hai H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very well organized summer camp, both my sons enjoyed all the classes and had a lot of fun, the teachers are very nice and professional, a lot of young volunteers provide help to the little kids. We have attended the summer camp in the past two years, definitely we come back next summer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

Elaine35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a retired teacher from the Youth Science Center. I am getting very excited as my grandchildren are getting older and I can take them to classes at YSC. I have been telling them about the many wonderful experiences such as snakes, spiders, planting and stars. They are getting as excited as I am to finally be old enough to participate. Thank you YSC!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother and I are from Wedgeworth Elementary and we are members of the Youth Science Center. It is really fun and we always go to the store and checkout the cool exotic rocks and animals. They have snakes, crickets, bugs, cockroaches, and even the rare Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. My brother Chester had recently won the STEM Essay Contest held by the Youth Science Center and we had a very nice dinner while listening to famous people give speeches. At the end, even Chester got to give a speech!
Without the Youth Science Center, I would not have been able to have that much interest in science and I would not have met so many famous people.
I am 10 and my brother is 9. Youth Science Center is definitely the best place to learn science.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Taking classes at Youth Science Center is something both my children look forward to every summer. They offer classes on such a wide range of scientific topics, that there is always something to appeal to my children's' interests. The instructors are very knowledgeable in their fields, and work very well with the children. It's great for my kids to be able to learn and have fun at the same time!

Christina38

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Both my daughters ages 6 and 7 attended a session this summer at the Youth Science Center, to say the least, they loved it. Not only was it educational, but the instructors make it fun. With so many cuts in education, we are fortunate to of found this program that provides hands-on science learning. We look forward to taking more of their classes this coming summer.

Kristopher K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Youth Science Center offers a wide variety of science related classes, activities, etc. for grade school kids. Having participated in the summer classes, I can honestly say that the Youth Science Center provides quality education at a reasonable price.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Youth Science Center is an outstanding organization. I majored in Biology in College and I am very impressed with the quality and depth of instruction. The teachers who are involved with the summer courses are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about science and their enthusiasm is contagious. My son started taking classes when he was in kindergarten, and we have been invloved with the center for 7 years. I personally volunteered in the classes that my son participated in over the years and I was directly involved with the hands on activities that are made avaialble to students. The courses and activities available to students allow them to scientifically think and expand their creativity in exloration and discovery. I have referred may families to this organization and I fully commend YSC for their excellence in education!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Youth Science Center provides Science Education to youth in the San Gabriel Valley. Everyone who has been involved in this program has been touched by the dedication and expertise of the staff and administrators. The Youth Science Center is a Jewel in Hacienda Heights!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My three children have been attending YSC for 5 years and look forward to it every summer! The staff is great and the variety of classes offered is wonderful.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Caring and friendly YSC staff as well as excellent teachers motivating children on science and arts. This is our second year and very impressed with this fine program.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a terrific organization, founded 25 years ago. We heard about it this spring from someone at my son's boy scout troop, and we are glad we did. In the course of the three classes he took, he built a catapult and trebuchet (learning physics along the way); built and programmed robots (Lego Mindstorms); and studied science and the "Great Minds" that pioneered it. Also, the YSC sponsors field trips to places like Northrop, The Paige Museum at La Brea Tar Pits and the Raymond Alf Museum. We have not been disappointed and look forward to enrolling next year. Oh, and staff and volunteers are all very friendly, and the classes are affordable, as it is a non profit organization.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Completely satisfied with programs offered, teachers are just knowledgeable & awesome! Administrators could not be kinder & more helpful! :)