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Mission Statement

The goal of the Y.E.S. program is to provide research and science exposure for high school students within the under-served communities of Connecticut. As a group, we aim to foster interest in various STEM fields, while promoting science literacy and academic confidence. Ultimately, we hope to empower students to make informed choices about pursuing science as both a passion and as a career.

Y.E.S. was founded by Ph.D. students at UConn Health who have a passion for mentoring and STEM education. Through Y.E.S., we hope to serve as a resource for students and teachers of our community. By building meaningful connections with schools in Connecticut through versatile outreach programs and events, we hope to improve and diversify the STEM fields. If you are an educator in Connecticut who would like to work with Y.E.S., please contact us at


Y.E.S. currently operates out of Farmington and Avery Point Campuses.