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Review for Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Society for Science and the Public is an outstanding organization which gives kids a chance to compete in scientific endeavors and learn skills that will affect not only their future, but the future of the world. The kids who compete at ISEF are doing cutting edge science and their discoveries are making a difference in the world. The middle school kids who compete for the chance to participate in a competition in Washington DC learn skills that will not only help them schieve in high school, but will most likely set them on the path towards a career in science, math, engineering or technology. As a parent of two boys who are now in high school that had the chance to compete in Washington DC, I can attest to the life changing effect these competitions have had. My boys went from very shy, kids who would most likely sit quietly and listen in class, to boys who are actively striving to do their best and get the most out of every class, they dare give answers and ask questions and push the teachers to give their best every day. SSP is a fantastic organization, in my opinion they do more for the future of our nation than any other nonprofit because they are truely investing in the future.

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

The SSP middle school program and the Intel International Science Fair as a parent and as a teacher.

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

SSP definitely helps young people make a difference in the future.

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

Every volunteer I met was kind helpful and definitely interested in helping kids choose a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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

Send more young people to college and put the united states back at the lead of the pack in science and engineering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I am the science fair representative for the Wasatch county school district. I have had three students participate in the junior level national science fair, and five students who have made it to the Intel International Science Fair.. Their lives have .