Wash U may be a top medical school with numerous financial and academic resources, but the same cannot be said about St. Louis public schools. Young Scientist Program (YSP) is a completely student-run outreach organization that runs multiple programs to expose middle school and high school students to science and is unique on its reliance on active medical and graduate student scientists. Programs include classroom visits, summer internship programs, and one-on-one mentoring.

— Avik S., R1