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, 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.