2017-18 CAST Field Test results* show that 95% of Santa Clara County 5th-grade students only have a moderate understanding of California Next Generation Science Standards .
*Note that in the 2018-19 school year, the CAST was in its first operational year and results will be released at the end of the calendar year 2019.
To address this problem, YSI provides supplemental science education to nearly 30,000 students annually in Santa Clara County by offering School & Group Programs. When funds allow, these programs are offered for free to Title I schools. Title I schools are defined as having a child poverty rate of at least 40% (most frequently measured by the percent of students eligible to receive free or reduced price meals). Without supplemental science education from out-of-school providers like YSI, many Santa Clara County students would not have a complete grade-level science curriculum.
You can be a part of the solution by investing in youth science education. Join in the effort by making a donation to YSI and demonstrate your commitment to serving students in Santa Clara County.
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