Genentech, the biotechnology giant, announced Monday it would invest $10 million in a nationwide K-12 school science and math program that originated in South San Francisco schools.

The program, Futurelab+, includes biotechnology curriculum that fits into existing state science standards, training for teachers and a volunteer program that matches biotech professionals with classrooms. The goal is to boost achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as STEM — among low-income students and groups that are underrepresented in the biotechnology field.

Genentech, which is based in South San Francisco, launched Futurelab+ in South San Francisco Unified in 2015. The program, which has so far reached more than 8,000 students, will expand nationally with the new funding. Genentech hopes it will reach 2 million students by 2026.

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