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Youth Explorers Academy

Northwest Campus

  • Ages: Students entering grades 7 and 8
  • Dates: July 9th–19th, 2018
  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Morning session: 8 a.m. – Noon
    • Afternoon session: 1–5 p.m.
  • Cost per session: $190
  • Registration: Begins Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Orientation 2018 (Mandatory):
    • Dates:
      • Wednesday, June 20 or
      • Wednesday, June 27
    • Times: 6-7 p.m.
    • Location: WTLO 1108 (Theatre/Auditorium 1st Floor)
  • Application Packet to be posted in 2018.

What Is YEA?

The Youth Explorers Academy (YEA) offers students the opportunity to explore multiple career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through project-based classes that allow them to acquire the following marketable skillsets:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical-thinking
  • Planning & Design
  • Project Management
  • Writing & Research
  • Presentation & Speaking

Featured Classes

The YEA program will offer a rotation of the following four classes for both morning and afternoon sessions:

  • Mega-Bridge Structures
    • Teams collaborate to compete for the most reliable and strongest bridge design.
  • Mouse-trap Racecars
    • Student pairs design and race a car to compete for the longest distance traveled.
  • STEM Pathways
    • Participants engage in discussions, journaling, research, and public speaking surrounding a topic of their choosing.
  • Rube Goldberg Machine
    • Groups build a simple and quirky machine with a prescribe number of steps to achieve a task.

Application & Registration Steps

Submit the completed packet by mail, fax or in-person to the Northwest Campus CIE Services Office. Include your student's current official report card. Office is located at:

4801 Marine Creek Parkway
WCTS 1207
Fort Worth, TX 76179
Fax: 817-515-0407


Northwest Campus
Community & Industry Education Services
Lance Patterson

Updated January 25, 2018