Mission & Values


SEP connects and engages K-12 students, educators, scientists, and health professionals to build an inclusive and diverse science and health community where all feel they belong.


Collaboration and Partnership:  We believe in the power of mutual learning experiences where everyone benefits by sharing ideas and actively participating.

Continuous Learning:  We recognize that all of us are lifelong learners and that the things we think we know shift and change. By approaching each other with humility and openness, we seek to adapt and evolve our work to meet the ever changing needs of our community.

Equity: We are committed to actively addressing racism and other systemic inequities in science and health education. We aim to create environments where a diversity of voices, expressions, and thoughts are valued, respected, and celebrated.

Integrity and Quality:  We are dedicated to designing and leading quality programs with our work rooted in transparency, honesty, and accountability.

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Thank You for Supporting SEP

All of SEP’s programs are offered free-of-charge. To do this work, SEP must annually raise nearly $2 million. Every donation brings us closer to that goal and helps to make this important work possible.

Elementary School Programs

As part of UCSF, SEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please let us know if your company participates in a matching gift program so that we can extend the benefit of your generosity.