Welcome to Y.E.I.

P.O. Box #152, Manlius, NY 13104


"Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The passion and creativity evoked by STEM knows no boundaries of language and culture." -Mae Martel (Founder)

Welcome to Youth Engineering Initiative (Y.E.I.)!

Y.E.I. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit incorporation run by students from Central New York. This initiative is dedicated to engaging and inspiring young minds in the STEM fields, through the practical application of fundamental scientific principles in individual or team based projects.

Y.E.I. was founded in January of 2016 by a group of students at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and we are proud to have currently reached out to almost 3,900 students in different communities in Central New York by hosting more than 135 independent STEM outreach workshops. We also proud to have raised $11,000 from various grants from the Gifford Foundation, Technology Alliance of Central New York, and  the Central New York Community Foundation, and fundraisers to support our outreach programs for the youths here in Central New York.

Y.E.I. Event Locations:
Fayetteville Manlius High School
Manlius Library
Fayetteville Free Library
Danforth Middle School- Rise Above Poverty
Enders Road Elementary School
McCarthy at W.R. Beard
Phoenix Public Library
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
Syracuse Interfaith Works
Hopeprint: Resettled Refugees
Syracuse Academy of Science
Henninger Syracuse City High School
Frazer School- Show Them How Smart You Are; Autism Spectrum Inclusion Group
Refugee Youth Outreach Northside CYO
CNY Chinese Culture Center
Syracuse South Side Family Resource Center
CNY Chinese School
Syracuse Outreach Center
FM VEX Robotics Club
Elbridge Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Fowler High School
Soule Branch of Onondaga Library
Central New York Community Foundation
Nottingham High School
Beauchamp Branch of Onondaga Library
Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)
CORE K-8 at Elmwood
Elmcrest Elementary School
Nueva Liga - Spanish Action League
Spanish Action League Youth Development Program
Upstate Golisano Children Hospital
La Casita Cultural Center
Corcoran High School
Syracuse University- Rockets
Hefei, China 

On this website, you can find out more information about Y.E.I., such as who we are and what we are about. You can also view basic information about past and future scheduled events, and the photos from all past events. Use the Contact Us page to reach out to Youth Engineering Initiative, and you will be emailed a response within 6 hours.

P.O. Box #152
Manlius, NY 13104

Find Us:

Facebook: Youth Engineering Initiative

Remind: Text @fmyei18 at 81010

Instagram: @youthengineer