Submitted by Kristie Akl
kidSTREAM Children’s Museum adds a new Board Member
CAMARILLO, Calif.– kidSTREAM, a children’s museum based in Camarillo, continues to grow. While the organization is finalizing the work toward the slated expansion of the outdoor playscape on the property that the City of Camarillo is transferring to the nonprofit, key steps of growth are taking place within the organization, including board expansion.
Bryan Yee, Director of Knowledge Management at Amgen with 16 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, recently joined kidSTREAM’s board.
“Bryan has been a critical addition during an exhilarating time at kidSTREAM,” said kidSTREAM Board President Kristie Akl, “this next year will be a time of great growth, and all of the skills that Bryan brings – from project management to strategic planning – as well as the intangible qualities that Bryan brings to kidSTREAM from his genuine passion for this project and building community – are just the tip of the iceberg regarding adding Bryan to the team.”
Bryan and his family were introduced to kidSTREAM early on in the pandemic when one of their daughters participated in The Week of the Young Child video series. “That led our family to explore more about what kidSTREAM was, learn about their vision and mission, and ask ourselves what our role was in helping to bring it to life”, says Bryan. “What really resonates with me is the museum’s commitment to building a foundation of access, opportunity, and success for children, and to identify and remove systemic barriers and replace them with pathways to opportunity. It is a privilege to join the team as we rally together alongside the community to inspire and empower kids to become critical thinkers, innovators, and life-long learners.”
Founded in 2016, kidSTREAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create an engaging environment for children and families to explore, play and discover; inspiring them to become critical thinkers, innovators, and life-long learners. For more information, visit www.kidstream.org.