The Bay Area STEM Ecosystem strives to:
Keep the learner at the center of the work by meeting them where they are. Allow for trial, error, and iteration in program design.
Embrace multiculturalism and diversity as an asset for STEM learning.
Use a cross-sector approach to engage community members who can help bring relevant STEM learning opportunities for learners, educators and all interested collaborative partners.
Enable all learners to achieve STEM literacy through access of a broad array of career pathways.
Recognize that learning can occur anywhere, both in and out of school.
Strive for equitable access to dynamic, innovative technology tools and resources for effective STEM learning.
Enable each partner to contribute their unique expertise and support to a learner-centered STEM ecosystem.
Cultivate leadership skills in youth that will sustain the Bay Area’s preeminence as a global competitor and a place of STEM innovation.