Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers empowers middle school students from under-resourced schools to build STEM and entrepreneurship skills through hands-on instruction using next-gen technology.


Program details and options

Summer immersion

  • Includes either a four-week session or a three-week session depending on the local program structure
  • Mentorship opportunities available, starting with the summer program and continuing through the entire academic year
  • Will take place in-person, virtually or as a hybrid of both depending on the host school’s preference. Registrants will be notified by the program director ahead of time

Academic year

  • Includes two full-day STEM workshops (one in the fall and one in the spring) to be scheduled by each host institution
  • Programming is open to both summer-session students and students from local middle schools
  • Includes tours of campus facilities, classrooms and labs
  • All community parents and students are welcome to come and participate in a full-day open house

NACCE and Verizon's shared commitment
to closing the digital divide


All genders and nonbinary youth are welcome.


Students experiment with robotics, 3D printers, augmented reality headsets, engineering software and coding.


Students become creators and makers with new skill sets, including 3D design and printing, coding and app development, virtual and augmented reality, and more.


Developed in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and Arizona State University.