Kansas Youth Science and Technology (KYST) Foundation was formed in August 2017 to support development of the FIRST ® LEGO® League program in central Kansas.  The founders had great experiences withFIRST in others states before moving to Wichita, and we are excited to bring the fun, engaging, mentor-based STEM programming of FIRST  LEGO League to youth in the Kansas Central Region.  KYST Foundation was approved as the FIRST  Affiliate Partner organization for central Kansas in November 2017, providing support to the FIRST  Affiliate Partner, Mark Esau.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

About Our Logo

The KYST Foundation logo shows the elements that are important to the foundation.  The state of Kansas is represented in the background shape and blue and gold colors.  Youth comes across in the person-like “Y,” science in the atom shape behind the “S,” and technology in the gears.  The KYST Foundation logo is the result of the teamwork of Pratt Community College Graphic Design students Moy Diaz, Briana Neifert and Allison Rose under the guidance of Pratt CC instructor Valarie Dellrocco.  Thank you for your dedication and brilliant work!