The STEAM Club offers engaging learning opportunities in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math for PYLUSD students!
The bedrock of our activities is centered on 21st-Century learning and life skills with a focus on the Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communications.
The Academic Team's Mission is to provide hands-on, engaging enrichment programs that inspire students to become confident and creative innovators and collaborators at home and at school.
We offer meaningful educational experiences, promoting STEAM, supplementing teachers, state curriculum and turning knowledge into impactful action. Through our vast array of community partners, student interns, and parent experts/volunteers, our students gain technical, engineering, and communication skills, investigating real-world problems in a supportive environment.
Learn more about our programs below.
Fun Fact: Our STEAM logo is designed by a PYLUSD Alum!
Connect by learning, doing, and leading at the CWC Learning Labs where students' confidence grow through the development of communications and leadership skills in an active learning and safe environment.
Collaborate the VHS Girls Up Club to investigate STEM topics through experimental design using everyday materials. Experiments will cover basic physics and chemistry, exposing the girls to STEM and inspiring them to pursue science.
Compete in a friendly challenge, engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering -- building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions in a robot game.
Check out two headline articles about our program:
Travis Trailblazers had a phenomenal performance at the regionals this weekend. The team finished the competition with a 3rd place Core Values Award which is given to the team that best display Core Values in the entirety of the competition. Also Nikita Gupta, a REACH Foundation Intern mentored under Gisele Nguyen VP Academics within the Academics Programs, received the Coach/Mentor Award for the mentor of the team who best exemplifies FIRST Core Values. The Travis Trailblazers score of 215 points was in the top 40% of the 39 teams present at this competition. Although this marks the end of the 2022 season, the fact that a rookie team was able to advance to the regional competition and leave with two awards this whole season is a huge accomplishment in itself! Most important of all congratulations to our Travis Ranch students Claire, Geoff, Abby, Nolan, and Christian for your great performance!
With a goal to give young girls in our community opportunities to investigate STEM through weekly experimental designs using everyday materials. Experiments will cover basic physics and chemistry, exposing the girls to STEM and inspiring them to pursue science. We hope to also build relationships between the volunteers (high school girls pursuing STEM) as role models and mentors for the younger elementary school students. This program provides the basis for future STEM studies, develop more inquisitive mindset, gain skills in the "lab" setting, and build teamwork while working on the experiment.
Meeting: 1 day/week
Time: 1 hour
Length: 8 weeks
Class Size: 20 students max
Grades: 4 -6
THINK SMART. DON"T STRESS
Are you thinking about college applications?
Wondering how to prepare?
Is picking a major making your head spin?
Are you curious about what you can do today to prepare for tomorrow?
Dee Dee Kingsbury is an Academics Counselor at CSUF in the Athletics Department. She will be giving a birds eye view of the college application process, athletics and scholarships and more.
Hemant Kadiama, Med School Student at Brown University
Lauren Nguyen, Human Physiology, Sport Science, Product Testing Analyst at Nike
Have you ever wondered what careers might interest you? Are you curious about what you can do today to prepare for tomorrow? PYL Alumni will share their experiences, insights and challenges from high school, college and careers to inspire PYL students & upcoming graduates. From the Inside - College Applications decoded is Wednesday 11-16-22 at 7:00pm PST - a Virtual Event on Zoom .
The foundation is sponsoring one of our first Intern-led programs called the First Lego League, a robotics program that allows students to explore STEM in a hands-on manner, integrating a robot game, research project, and core values. This program is led by the STEM IT UP Club at Yorba Linda High School with coaching and mentorship from Gisele T. Nguyen, REACH Foundation VP Academics, Mr. Eddie Tabata, Administrator, Mrs. Nayana Gupta, Parent Coach, and Mr. Greg Walls, Yorba Linda High School STEM IT UP Club Advisor.
Congratulations to our team Travis Trailblazers for being one of the few rookie teams to advance to the regional competition! Out of over 400 teams in the SoCal region, only 200 of the teams advanced. The Travis Trailblazers score of 215 points was among the top 25% of all teams in the region and our team left with the All Star Rising Award which is given to the most promising team at the qualifier competition. A shout out to the Yorba Linda High School students in the STEM IT UP club, that mentored and prepared the team from spring 2022 to compete this fall. The students had an excellent performance and we expect great things from them in the future! We are excited to compete at the regional competition on December 4th.
Learn to Code & Change the world! Coding classes through thecoderschool of Yorba Linda for ages 7+ are back in person featuring small group learning experiences in Game Development and Web Design Development, using Python, SCRATCH, and HTML. Watch for more information for Winter and Spring classes.
Communicating with Confidence is an exciting, student-led, technology-assisted program designed to engage and prepare students to communicate with confidence. In the Labs at Fairmont, Woodsboro & Mabel Paine Elementary this year, students have demonstrated improvements in communicating, taking initiative, and leading with confidence. Ask your principal about bring the Learning Labs to your school.
REACH Foundation offers Internships to select students who want to make an impact in their community. This a hands-on, work experience opportunity for PYL students. High School and Middle School students can apply for an annual internship, gain volunteer hours and build their resume with the REACH Foundation, just like a real job. Students can work within an existing REACH Foundation program or present a proposal for a program they would like to lead.