The NYSF, with input from alumni, educators and architects, has developed a plan to construct a facility to house new programs for teachers and students. The proposed National Center for Youth Science Education will be an energy-saving residential community capable of housing up to 250 students and an adequate number of staff members and visiting scientists. It will be constructed in a location chosen for natural attributes that promote program objectives. The quality of the diverse natural environment will be preserved for environmental observational research. The proposed Center will become a focal point for informal science education, one that will encourage and inspire youth to pursue scientific careers. The NYSF seeks commitments for funding to build the facility. Companies and foundations are asked to become investors with West Virginia and the federal government in the funding of this facility segment by segment so as to give appropriate recognition to those who invest.