The environment of a Youth-In-Custody facility is unique and offers challenges and experiences different from those that most scientists and artists are used to encountering. YIC students have extremely varied educational backgrounds and capabilities. In addition, each center operates slightly differently. STEMCAP staff works with teachers within these centers in order to provide programs that meet the centers’ needs. Over the past three years, we have developed a strong relationship with our partner centers as well as a deeper understanding of what makes for the most impactful programming at each facility. Our guidelines are always evolving as we continue to learn and as centers continue to change.