Asking. Learning. Uplifting.

As a part of the Saint Louis Science Center’s mission, “To ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning”, the YES Program was founded to encourage and help teens recognize their potential in STEAM fields. YES prepares high school students in the St. Louis area for careers in STEAM fields by nourishing their desire to ask questions and helping them learn how to seek answers through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The YES Program begins in the spring semester of a student’s eighth grade year and continues year-round, for a select number of Saturday’s during the school year and four days a week during the summer, throughout their high school career. The program currently has seven components, including Aerospace, Agri-Science, Cyber Security, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Integrative Medicine and Well-Being, and Media Production. Through hands-on experience, college and career readiness training, and prolonged mentoring, high school students prepare themselves to be a part of the ever growing and evolving terrain of technology and science. By the time a student completes their tenure with the YES Program, they will have grown from an ordinary teen to an extraordinary leader, capable of bringing innovation into their careers and communities.

Get Involved

YES Teen Ambassadors

YES Teen Ambassadors serve as liaisons between YES and the community. Their primary role is to represent the YES Program by promoting the importance of STEAM-related careers. Our Ambassadors also serve as a steering committee representing their fellow YES peers in the program’s decision-making process


College & Career Readiness

All YES teens participate in the CCR component, which maximizes individuals’ skills for a successful transition after high school. Teens follow specific educational tracks in academic development, career understanding, and financial literacy.


Connect with YES.

To learn more about the YES Program, contact our Educational Outreach department at 314.289.1414.

Become a YES Volunteer

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