• KYE-YAC CLUBHOUSE Fosters The Love Of Science With Youth

    Join the hundreds of kids and families discovering the KYE-YAC CLUBHOUSE, the new gallery space named for KYE-YAC International—a philanthropic group, founded by Kye Masino, based on the principle of kids helping kids. 
    Masino and his foundation, KYE-YAC, International, are members of Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program.  Together we seek to foster respect and compassion for all …
  • Grand Opening Of The KYE-YAC CLUBHOUSE!

    KYE-YAC, International,their Roots & Shoots Group and hundreds of others were excited about the opening of the KYE-YAC CLUBHOUSE, a permanent exhibit at the Mid America Science Museum today!
    Kye Masino, President, and Esmeralda, Vice President of KYE-YAC had some help with the ribbon (vine) cutting by some eager kids ready to check out the space!
    The …
  • KYE-YAC Presents Tinkerfest 2017!

    KYE-YAC had a great time both sponsoring and volunteering in a “tinkering” festival in which the goal is to engage kids in scientific activities that are so fun and exciting that they completely forget they are actually learning!! It was great fun and a huge success!!


  • STEM In Action With KYE-YAC

    KYE-YAC loves to inspire others to have fun with science!

    Through the use of recycled materials, our Roots & Shoots group played with young “scientots” and created sparkly art out of what some may deem waste. We did so by creating simple circuit boards out of everyday recyclable objects. Who knows, one of the young scientists …

  • KYE-YAC Raises Funds To Send The Largest Group Of Students To Japan To Date

    KYE-YAC, our Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Group, collaborated with the Hot Springs Sister City Foundation to raise funding for student scholarships to assist in sending the largest group of delegates to Japan to date.
    We sponsored a famous, all-female rock band to perform at a venue that attracted music lovers of all ages. Embracing the …
  • Happy 83rd Birthday Dr. Jane! You Are A True Gift To The World! Thank You For Engaging, Enabling, And Empowering Youth To Work With You Toward A Brighter, More Sustainable Future!

    Young “Scientots” joined KYE-YAC’s Roots & Shoots group to learn about Dr. Goodall and her iconic discoveries while observing chimps in Africa.

    Children learned of her inquisitive nature as a child and set out on their own adventure through Mid-America Science Museum to gain observation skills similar to what Dr. Goodall utilized in Tanzania. It was …

  • KYE-YAC Continues Commitment With World-Class UAMS Division Of Genetics

    Four years after the founding of the KYE-YAC Family Resource Library at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Division of Medical Genetics, Kye and Dr. G. Bradley Schaefer, MD, met to continue their partnership in providing Arkansas families with resource materials most couldn’t afford.

    “Kye is the youngest donor in the history of the …

  • KYE-YAC And Our Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Group Sponsored And Volunteered At The Fifth Annual FIRST Robotics Competition

    KYE-YAC and our Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots group sponsored and volunteered at the fifth annual FIRST Robotics Competition (2017 Rock City Regional) – a truly amazing event! FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) Robotics is a great vehicle that provides many opportunities for students now and for their future. The sense …
  • Supporting Our Youth In Crisis

    The Ouachita Children’s Center supports children in crisis.
    We have always believed in the mission of the OCC and the very important role they play in our community.
    KYE-YAC helped support the Mardi Gras fundraiser/celebration to keep our youth safe.


  • Glowing Hearts For Valentine’s Day!

    We had a great time experimenting with kids at the museum as they made special paper circuit hearts that lit up for their special Valentine!
    Using recycled paper, copper tape, and simple electrical circuits, the kids made original pieces of art to surprise their Valentine… while learning about science, art, and technology!


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