Inspiring the Leaders of Tomorrow

SDG&E’s Inspiring Future Leaders giving initiative supports local STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and non-profit partners dedicated to the development of the next generation of diverse, prepared and skilled leaders in our communities.  Through this initiative, SDG&E supports K-12:

  • STEM learning opportunities, programs and projects

  • College and workforce preparedness programs, with a particular emphasis on STEM pathways

New in 2018


Through our new #BeThatGirl initiative, we are bringing our female STEM workforce front and center in our communities to expose young girls to these successful women who may have come from similar circumstances.  Our role models—women with careers in engineering, meteorology, environmental and computer sciences—will share how STEM skills can influence their future.   We are encouraging our role models to go out in the community and act as mentors and connect directly with young girls in an effort to spark a passion for STEM and show them that they, too, can be that girl.  Teachers can sign up at and students can connect with STEM role models today!

SDG&E supports STEM teachers matching donations for STEM projects.  Teachers at schools within SDG&E’s service territory are eligible to receive funding for STEM education projects of $1000 or less that are listed on SDG&E will match donations to eligible teacher STEM projects, dollar-for-dollar (up to a $500/$500 match).  SDG&E will provide a double match for eligible teacher projects in schools in disadvantaged communities as determined by the CalEnviroScreen, (up to a $334/$667 match). 

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The San Diego STEM Ecosystem (one of 56 Ecosystems across the nation) creates opportunities for rich and effective lifelong STEM experiences, in and out-of-school for all learners throughout our region. To learn more and join the STEM Ecosystem, click here.

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The Elementary Institute of Science

With support from SDG&E, Elementary Institute of Science programs reach over 2,500 students in Southeast San Diego.  The institute 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.

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East County Boys & Girls Club

BGCEC offers kids the opportunity to meet once a week to explore topics related to science, technology, engineering, and math including principles of flight, Earth weather, and “Work and Fun in Space”. These courses are designed to introduce, excite, and encourage youth to pursue educational disciplines critical to America's future.

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Casa de Amistad

We support student at Casa de Amistad with a study companion program to increase both their academic achievement and interest level in these areas.  The program seeks out volunteer tutors with STEM-based backgrounds to provide the student with mentors that reinforce the value of future careers in the science and technology fields.

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