For those interested in making a difference...

Y STEM and Chess Inc. (YSC) is focused on resolving two current social problems, by providing a unique 21st Century methodology to learning called “Mastery.”

The first focus is on our society’s unfulfilled need for students with a firm learning foundation to pursue a life in the world of STEM. The second and the primary focus of YSC is fulfilling those needs, by working with the children of our socially and economically underserved population, to introduce and engage them in the world of STEM. The goal is to provide students from this group the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to enter these career paths and assist in solving the critical shortage of STEM-skilled citizens.


Our focus is on schools with a large percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-cost lunch programs or that focus on the “at risk” student population. They are the “outliers” of our traditional education system both socially and economically. Students of this group are often rebellious, not because they are unable to learn but they respond to different learning approaches. The schools understand this, and it's why they are looking for alternative solutions to fulfill their “at risk” student needs.

Our Applicants

We are looking for vibrant individuals that have an animated passion for STEM and want to share that joy with children from underserved backgrounds that are desperate for positive mentors.

You will be tutoring in chess, mathematics, and programming along with mentoring. Individuals that are interested in working with kids should have knowledge of these concepts, clean background, patience and willingness to work with these types of children. We will help those interested in learning our method and teaching approach. Our individuals will need to be available to volunteer for 1 hour to five hours a week.

Are You Ready?

To apply to become a mentor, please fill out this google form:

Mentor Application