Santa Clara USD

Michele Ryan, Board President; Stella Kemp, Superintendent; Katie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services; Janet Wu, Program Director, SLI; John York, Co-Chairman, San Francisco 49ers; Lisa Andrew, CEO Silicon Valley Education Foundation

The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from seventh through 12th grade, commit annually to 300-plus hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions, so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future.