Students in a chemistry class at the Kearny High School of Science Connections and Technology. File photo courtesy SDUSD

San Diego Gas & Electric announced Tuesday an initiative aimed at supporting local teachers who are looking to raise money for projects related to science, technology, engineering and math.

The initiative matches funds donated to STEM education classroom projects created by local teachers on DonorsChoose.org, an online platform that enables public school teachers to crowdfund materials and field trips for their students.

Teachers are encouraged to create project requests through www.DonorsChoo.se/SDGEstemteachers. To make a donation to a project that SDG&E is matching, visit www.DonorsChoose.org/SDGE.

Teachers at schools within SDG&E’s service territory that have STEM projects totaling $1,000 or less are eligible to receive matching funds. SDG&E will match public donations to eligible projects and will provide a $2 to $1 match for schools in select disadvantaged communities.

“We believe supporting STEM education is a powerful tool in empowering youth to cultivate an interest in these careers,” said Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell, vice president of state government affairs and external affairs at SDG&E. “Through the DonorsChoose.org program, we are choosing to continue to invest in our next generation of STEM leaders who will build a brighter future for us all.”

–Staff

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