About Us

The Youth Exploring Science (YES) program further promotes the Saint Louis Science Center's mission "to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning throughout the community". In an effort to do so, the YES program works with 250 underprivileged teenagers throughout the course of their high school career, providing them with an inquiry based learning environment that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics(STEAM).

These teens participate in, as well as, create their own projects centered around STEAM in an informal environment. Also as a part of the YES program teens gain professional, academic, and real world skills that assist in building self-confidence and personal success. 

YES teens are recruited from our community partners who are committed to serving at-risk youth throughout the St. Louis area. They interact directly with  these organizations and community partner members to help facilitate science events and activities as well as participate in meaningful internships.

Below are a few more specific details about the YES program and our objectives:

Admission to the YES Program

Program Structure

Mission, Goals, and Objectives


Taylor Community Science Resource Center

Inquiries About Our Website

For more information, email Siinya Williams at sriley@slsc.org.