Inspiring Future Leaders
SDG&E’s Inspiring Future Leaders giving initiative supports non-profit organizations dedicated to the development of the next generation of diverse, responsible, and prepared leaders in San Diego and Southern Orange Counties. Through this initiative, SDG&E supports K-12:
- Mentoring, leadership, and character development programs
- College and workforce preparedness programs
- Science, technology, engineering, and math programs (STEM)
- Financial literacy programs.
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Barrio Logan College Institute
The Barrio Logan College Institute’s (BLCI) after school program offers tutoring, mentoring, and college preparatory counseling to children and their families beginning in the 3rd grade. 100% of BLCI’s high school graduates enroll in colleges and universities across the nation.
Learn more about BLCI’s efforts to promote first-generation college students by visiting www.blci.org.
Elementary Institute of Science
The Elementary Institute of Science is a science enrichment program dedicated to nurturing the intellectual curiosity of San Diego's youth through "hands-on" experience that stimulates ongoing appreciation and understanding of science, technology, and the environment.
SDG&E supports the Institute’s Science is Elementary program for underserved kids in Southeast San Diego.
Learn more about the Elementary Institute of Science by visiting www.eisca.org.
Union of Pan-Asian Communities
The Union of Pan-Asian Communities (UPAC) is a health and human services organization serving over 35,000 low-to-moderate income Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, Middle Eastern, East African, African American and other diverse ethnic populations of San Diego County.
SDG&E supports UPAC’s High Risk Youth Mentorship Program that helps youth who are underperforming in school and are at-risk of joining gangs or are already involved in gangs.
Learn more about UPAC by visiting www.upacsd.wordpress.com.
Boys to Men Mentoring
Every week, Boys to Men mentors show up at middle schools, high schools, and foster care facilities to give teenage boys a community of mentors who listen, encourage, and believe in them. 75% of the boys in the program are growing up without a father and are drastically more likely to drop out of school or go to prison.
SDG&E is proud to support Boys to Men Mentoring’s programs and their proven results: GPA improvement of 57%; reduction in discipline referrals of 79%; a 0% dropout rate for participating boys.
ABC Youth Foundation
Led by Billy Moore, son of boxing champion Archie Moore, ABC’s (AnyBodyCan) youth boxing and fitness program enables kids to earn professional coaching hours by completing assignments in ABC’s homework center. SDG&E’s three-decade partnership with the ABC Foundation empowers San Diego’s inner-city youth to face life’s challenges with dignity, discipline, and hope.
Summer Engineering Experience Camp for Kids
We're proud to lead the effort that brought other employers, university, and community together to fund California’s first Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp.
For three weeks, 180 local third-through-fifth-graders attended a free summer camp on the San Diego State University campus learning how to build sailboats, fly jets and drive steel-can rovers.
The students made toy-size models and, in the process, got hands-on experience with key math and science concepts and maybe even sparked an idea for a future career.