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Program Category: Accepting MentorsProgram Tags: neighborhood, k-8, internship, and Summer

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  • Youth Engineering and Science, Inc recognizes that access to high quality STEM education programs remains a significant barrier to children across many of Philadelphia neighborhoods. STEM for All provides such STEM programs by partnering with neighborhood organizations (rec centers, day camps) throughout Philadelphia during the month of July. Teams of high school and college interns work under the mentorship of professional STEM educators to bring exciting, hands-on lessons to children close to home.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Youth Engineering and Science, Inc
    Organization Street Address: 645 Woodcrest Ave
    Organization City, State, Zip: Ardmore, PA 19003
    Organization Phone Number: 484-574-1345
    Short Description of Organization:

    Youth Engineering and Science is a 501.C3 organization dedicated to increasing access to STEM /STEAM education to youth in Philadelphia. As educators, we have observed a woeful lack of educational opportunities for many children, surrounded by a "land of plenty". Since 2009, our STEM for All program has challenged literally thousands of children to imagine themselves as scientists and engineers as they have engaged in hands on problem-solving and design tasks.

    Program Street Address: 2000 N. 7th St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19122
    Program Phone Number: 4845741345
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: Yes
    If you answered yes to the last question ("l"), please list those partners.:

    Baker Rec enter, CLYDE, Cruz Rec Center, Dendy Rec Center, Diamond Street Rec Center, East Poplar Playground, Eastwyck Rec Center, Finley Rec Center, H&S Learning Center, Lee Cultural Center Playground, Mallery Rec Center, Mill Creek Playground, Myers Rec Center, Norris Home, Papa Playground, Shepard Rec Center, Simons Rec Center, Tustin Rec Center, James Wright Rec Center, White Rock Baptist Church Summer Camp

    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Consumer Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Sports Science
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Our partnerships tend to vary somewhat each year. We are also currently in two rec centers in University City.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): Summer

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 501-1000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    • Other
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Our STEM for All partner organizations serve predominantly African-American and Latino children. Our interns are from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. More than half of them are drawn from schools in the neighborhoods in which we work.

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    This is dependent on the partnering organizations. We are typically able to accommodate children with special needs, given support from the partner organization.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No we travel to sites and students.

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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    Fees to the partnering organizations cover a portion of the program and materials costs. Individual campers are not charged, other than their fees to the neighborhood camp.
    For our interns, tokens are provided for travel to and from basecamp.

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  • If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Our STEM for All partner organizations serve predominantly African-American and Latino children. Our interns are from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. More than half of them are drawn from schools in the neighborhoods in which we work.