“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”  ~Dr. Seuss

We Teach Science could not continue to expand and empower young people without our wonderful volunteers. A big THANKS to our wonderful MENTORS who transform student’s lives one hour at a time.

It is through your work with our young women and men that has we are able to continue focusing on the assets that our students bring to our mentoring sessions and elevate them to thriving in their youth development.

This month’s assets is Service to Others Asset #9– Service to Others Asset #9- Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.

To see how to incorporate Assets into your sessions and conversations please see the reference below provided by Project Cornerstone in partnership with the Y.


This month of April  we would like to recognize Jim Kielsmeier, the founder of the National Youth Council. Building a pathway to leadership and service for all young people has been Jim Kielsmeier’s life mission. A former soldier, teacher and Outward Bound instructor Jim founded the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) in 1983 with the mission of building a more just, sustainable and peaceful world through service-learning.

We have seen time and again that when math is applied to real world situations and used to solve issues facing our own communities that the lessons become easier to understand and navigate through. Combing classroom rhetoric with real life service application inspires and engages our students in learning through mutliple parts of their identity.

To view a TED Talk with Jim Kielsmeier on incorporating Service Learning into our schools please click here

As a reminder we are beginning to kick off our Silicon Valley Gives Campaign!

We are excited to announce that our gracious partner in service NVIDIA has granted us a match of our first $10,000 in donations. Please consider giving today and doubling the impact on our student programming by May 3rd!

To learn more about Silicon Valley Gives and our campaign or to donate please click here


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