In September and October, the Natural History Museum partnered with KYCC’s Menlo and Wilton Youth Services programs to provide educational workshops to our youth, including 80 K-8th grade students. KYCC is a community partner of the Natural History Museum, who is part of the LA STEM Collective and received funding to bring programming to community centers and non-profits throughout Los Angeles.
The LA STEM Collective is a group of museums, aquariums, and nonprofit and community-based science education organizations. The group first came together in response to the pandemic, providing distance learning STEM education for Los Angeles students. Their mission of providing quality STEM education opportunities for the LA Community aligned with KYCC’s Youth Services core framework.
The day was spent with students learning all about the ancient fossils found around Los Angeles, led by Natural History Museum educators, Iesha and Emely.
“It was really cool! I learned that fossils are actually really hard to break,” says Steven Ramirez, a 4th Grade Youth Services student.
“I learned that LA used to be underwater,” says Lyric Jarrett, a 7th Grade Youth Services student.
We are excited to partner with them more in the future to provide engaging STEM workshops and foster curiosity and exploration in our youth.
KYCC’s Youth Services provides safe, accessible, and high quality programs for Koreatown Youth. To learn more about our Youth Services programs, click here.