Antioch: Carmen Dragon 4th Graders Experience 49ers STEAM Education Program

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On Tuesday, the 49ers hosted more than 375 students from Bay Area schools to kick-off the fourth year of the 49ers STEAM Education Program, a free field trip program which promotes youth education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) through the lens of football.

Antioch Unified School District had 60 fourth graders from Carmen Dragon in attendance at Levi’s Stadium to experience the 49ers STEAM Education Program for the first time.

49ers C Daniel Kilgore surprised a group of 30 4th graders from Cherrywood Elementary School (San Jose) to talk about the importance of education, highlighting how he uses math on the football field.

To date, the program has reached more than 150,000 K-8 Bay Area participants since 2014, and helped earned the franchise its title of 2017 ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year.

In conjunction with the new academic year, the 49ers also today launched the Dr. Harry Edwards “Follow Your Bliss” educator grant, which will recognize a full-time K-8 educator with a $5,000 stipend for in-classroom materials and resources.

For more information on the 49ers grant with nationally renowned sociologist, civil rights activist, educator, author, and 49ers team consultant, please visit www.49ers.com/bliss.

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  1. Just another thank you to the 49er’s for doing this, my twin girls had great time. I wish I had signed up now to go with them!

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