Youth Engineering and Science is a registered non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote an understanding and an interest in science and engineering for traditionally underserved and under-represented youth. We achieve this by engaging children in innovative project-based STEM programs in their own communities, partnering with neighborhood organizations. We mentor high school students, college students and teachers to lead STEM lessons, helping them gain experience teaching scientific inquiry and engineering design which builds their self-confidence as STEM educators and leaders. To strengthen our nation we must enable every child to engage in high quality hands-on experiences in science and engineering. We must prepare all youth to be able to contribute and teach others. Their dreams and energy are the greatest resources we have.