Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center

Empowering youth through science!

Middle School Programs

Find out what science means to you. See how real-world technology works, learn by doing, and see how science is relevant to your everyday life.

High School Programs

Discover your potential with the KAYSC. Meet like-minded youth and discover your potential in your future career and as a member of your community.

Career and Community Connections

Continue making a difference in your community. Our alumni interns are an important part of the KAYSC program as mentors for our high school and middle school members.

The KAYSC provides out-of-school programing for hundreds of underserved youth with the goals of building leadership skills, career readiness, and fostering confidence and appreciation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Youth start in the program as service learning volunteers in 7th grade, and can progress to paid positions during high school and after graduation as alumni interns.

The KAYSC helps youth excel by focusing on teaching them practical technology skills, getting them involved and invested in community contribution and service, and preparing them for education and future careers. 

Who is Kitty Andersen?

Throughout her life, Katherine "Kitty" Andersen was a committed activist and philanthropist, particularly interested in promoting education and leadership in young women and disadvantaged communities. 

KAYSC Numbers

The KAYSC targets youth from underrepresented communities: 75% of participants are from low-income families; 60% are girls; 90% are youth of color.