YMWIC Foundation, Inc., offers five academic Scholar groups for students in Grades 3 through 12. Aligned with the Foundation’s Mission, Scholar groups and activities aim to bridge the gap between academic study and real life by providing opportunities, projects, and challenges that simulate real-world experiences. All of the Foundation-based programs are available to the Scholars during the school year and summer enrichment events.
The Future Stars, Pluto, and Neptune Scholar Programs are designed to increase students’ appreciation for math and science through hands-on projects that demonstrate the fun and challenging side of these subjects. Technical workshops in STEM are administered by staff or partners so that Scholars can gain deeper insight and exposure to these careers and opportunities. Jupiter and Saturn Scholars participate in more leadership, college, and career-readiness activities as they prepare to transition to their post high school pathways. All Scholars complete scientific research projects to prepare them for the rigor of the STEM undergraduate curriculum. By embracing the YMWIC Credo, each Scholar is reminded about accountability and the importance of giving back.