STE[+a]M presents: A learning program for high school students in Southeast San Diego

As part of Chancellor Khosla's commitment to assuring that talented young people from the community have access to the university, UC San Diego Extension’s STE[+a]M program presents a free summer youth program focused on encouraging civic engagement, leadership, learning and career/education preparedness.

Full STEAM Ahead: Community-based college credits

"This is exactly the kind of program that Chancellor Khosla supports and encourages," said Ed Abeyta, director of Extension's K-16 program. "We're proud to be involved."

Participating students in the five-week program  must reside in the neighborhoods of southeast San Diego (City Council District 4).

The program will be held weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 pm to 4 pm, June 24 through July 23.

Program sites include Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, Project New Hope, and Mt. Hope Community Garden – all located within the District 4 communities.

With funding from SDG&E’s “Inspiring Future Leaders” grant, the program will also delve into the history of southeast San Diego as well as such themes as food justice and urban gardening.

Through a blend of digital technologies and hands-on activities, students will learn how to directly contribute to the betterment of their community.

Students can earn college credit or community service hours while learning about career paths in STEA[+a]M – the fields of science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math.

Student application requirements:

  • Must be in grades 9-12

  • Must live in southeast San Diego

  • Must be in good academic standing

Additional information and applications are available at:

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Completed applications may be submitted as follows:

  • Email:

  • Fax: 619-527-6162

  • In person: Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

Program co-presenters include the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Diamond Leadership Group and Project New Village.

Posted: 6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM by | with 2 comments

UC San Diego Extension
Hi Aksh: This blog refers to a program from 2014, and we have developed other STEAM-focused programs since then. Please go to and see which program may best fit the needs of a high school student. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Pre-College programs advisors at (858) 534-0804 or you can submit a message at
11/27/2017 1:15:50 PM

Aksh Dharajiya
I would like to inquire about the STEAM program for high school student. Can you please provide application information?

Thank you.

Best regards,

11/26/2017 12:52:55 PM

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