A key component of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program is providing participants opportunities to engage with community activities. Through our strong partnership with the Quest Science Center, most of the scholars did that this summer through the in-person, week-long science camps: Volts and Bolts.

Thanks to the generosity of John Houghton, long-time Pedrozzi supporter and former Board Member, all the middle school Pedrozzi Young Scholars were invited to attend the engaging summer camps, and 23 students became young engineers for a week. The camps were jam-packed with activities using real materials and tools. Designed by award-winning teachers, all activities were hands-on and promoted critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Pedrozzi Young Scholars learned to communicate their ideas by working in teams to improve their designs. Best of all, the enthusiastic explorers took their projects home and continues to tinker with them.

The Pedrozzi Young Scholar high schoolers were invited to apply for paid internships as camp counselors. Pedrozzi Young Scholars Karen Padilla and Jarelle Remoroza enthusiastically gained valuable experience while helping campers problem solve and tackle daily engineering design challenges. Jarelle shared that she now wants to take advantage of every Pedrozzi Young Scholar program and opportunity.

We look forward to further engaging the Pedrozzi Young Scholars and their families through our Quest Science Center partnership.