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 Saturdays 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, 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.

Thank You for Supporting YES

We would like to thank all our donors to the YES Program and especially recognize our donors who gave $500 and above from January 1 –December 31, 2020.

American Family Insurance
Dreams Foundation
Bellwether Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Blues for Kids
The Boeing Company
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Cardinals Care
Dana Brown Charitable Trust
Electrical Connection
GSK/The Franklin Institute
Frank Leta Auto Group
Heartland Coca-Cola
Henry A. Jubel Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Honigfort
Laura J. Niles Foundation
Thomas and Sharon McPherron
Missouri Beef Industry Council
Norman J. Stupp Foundation
Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
The Saigh Foundation
Society for Information Management–St. Louis Chapter
Toyota U.S.A. Foundation

YES Program Donations

How To Give

Look for our Youth Exploring Science (YES) educators and teens out driving the streets to bring STEAM learning to the St. Louis community.

Thanks to the generous donation of two 2020 Honda Odyssey vans from the Frank Leta Family of Dealerships, the YES program will hit the streets with fun and engaging STEAM(science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities for the public including “Pop-Up Science” demonstrations and “Science Savvy” on-the-street interviews. The YES program’s STEAM outreach activities will follow all current health guidelines and take place at parks, events and festivals around the St. Louis area.

But how will you know it’s the Science Center’s YES program?

Thanks to another outstanding donor, ADgraphix, the vans are wrapped in the YES program’s signature design, logo and messaging—Bringing STEAM to the Community. You won’t be able to miss us! ADgraphix, a unique full-service graphic design house and digital printing facility, has been a valued supporter and trusted vendor of the Science Center for the past 13 years. The experts at ADgraphix have been our go-to supplier for everything from wrapped educational vehicles to printing and installing large-scale window graphics. We are grateful for the generous ADgraphix donation of all signs and banners for the Science Center’s Annual Golf Tournament along with their new gift of wrapping the new Honda vans for the YES program.

“It has been an honor to both work with the Science Center for the past 13 years and support the exceptional STEAM education opportunities they bring
to the St. Louis community,” says Chris Schreck, Co-Owner ADgraphix.

Frank Leta Honda Donates Two New Minivans to YES Program

Frank Leta Honda has donated two 2020 Odyssey minivans to support STEM outreach programming for the Saint Louis Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program that for over 20 years has helped prepare under-resourced high school students to become the next generation of STEM professionals.

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Saint Louis Science Center Receives Boeing Grant to Support YES Program

The Saint Louis Science Center is proud to announce an $80,000 grant award from The Boeing Company, which will help fund our nationally recognized Youth Exploring Science (YES) and Summertime Science programs.

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

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