Youth Development Program

Dps Thinker Space Teen Volunteer

Join the movement and build lasting leadership skills with Museum professionals

As part of our Youth Development Program, students engage with the science museum industry to build critical personal and professional skills that will support their post-high school aspirations. Participants will be in the action in early childhood programs, informal science education, the non-profit space and much more. The program provides four main benefits:

  • Opportunities to be immersed in STEM and develop skills through STEM-based experiential learning experiences.
  • College and career readiness.
  • Development of a strong social capital network.
  • Cultivation of long-term relationships between a diverse group of students and industry professionals.

The Youth Development Program at Discovery Place is for grades 9-12 and has limited availability. Participants will be selected based on a completed application, reference letters and an interview. Interview dates will be sent at the close of the application period.

Applicants should complete the Youth Development Application to the right and provide two reference letters from their current school, church or other extracurricular organizations. Students may apply to only one Museum.

The Youth Development Program application period is currently closed.

  • Ages 13 - 17

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