Stem Careers Programs

Career Exploration Program

The Urban Bridge Builders program designed to expose Black and Latino students to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. This year, we focus on The Science of Marine + Oceanography Careers!

Who: Students ages 13-17 can apply
When: July 18 – July 22, 2022, (M-F 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Where: In person @ 3787 S. Vermont Ave

Oceanography Sleepaway Camp

LA Urban League is partnering with UC San Diego’s Scripps College to host 35 high school students in a 5-day residential program on the UCSD campus. The program will provide a fun-filled, science-rich, campus life experience that inspires wonder and curiosity about the earth-ocean system and the life it supports – including ours!

Who: Parents of students ages 15-18 should apply
When: August 1 – 5th
Where: UCSD campus in La Jolla, CA


Oceanography Interest Form

Please fill out this interest form to receive a notification when applications for Summer 2023 open!


Hands on Learning. Real World Applications.

Urban Bridge Builders Camp allows school-aged girls and boys, ages 13-17, a chance to explore the numerous dynamic, diverse and lucrative careers associated with their science, technology, engineering and math academic pursuits. The program is supported by industry-leading companies in science, technology, engineering, computing, and robotics, who develop standards-based curriculum, provide professional guest speakers, host facility tours, and provide mentorship to students interested in pursuing related careers.

What the Urban Bridge Builders provides:

1. Solid preparation from an early age in science and math content
2. Experience with hands-on content and demonstrations
3. Exposure to role models and mentors who work in STEM fields
4. Access to peers who share STEM interests

All students participating will be eligible for the Urban League’s year-round College/Career counseling program, mentoring and a host of other services.”

Experiential Learning and Career Exploration

Urban Bridge Builders Camp was designed to address two critical challenges facing minority students in Los Angeles Schools. The program works to 1) improve African American and Latino students’ academic performance in science and math and 2) increase African American and Latino students’ low levels of participation in STEM careers.