Jenny Hoban

Behind Summit Innovation Lab

Jenny Hoban is the Founder of Summit Innovation Lab, a STEM center located in Boise, Idaho. With a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development, specializing in administration, her academic journey has been deeply rooted in nurturing young minds.

Jenny’s career took a significant turn when she became the manager of seven Head Start Programs in Chicago. There she dedicated herself to making quality education accessible to all.

Certified in the Wilson Reading Method, Jenny has always been passionate about finding ways to support learning.

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Igniting the future of STEM one child at a time

The inception of Summit Innovation Lab was fueled by Jenny’s desire to make coding, engineering, and robotics accessible to students everywhere.

What truly lights her up is seeing the spark of curiosity in students as they explore new concepts. Her love for what she does stems from the joy of watching young learners try new things. She also appreciates the power of education in shaping futures. Jenny is passionate about Idaho STEM education.

Describing herself in one word, she’d choose “innovative”—a trait that not only defines her professional approach but also her view of life. Always seeking new solutions, Jenny believes in the power of innovation to create positive change.

When she’s not immersed in the world of STEM education, you can find her cycling, running, or dedicating her time to a cause close to her heart.

Jenny runs a nonprofit organization focused on supporting families dealing with pediatric cancer diagnoses. She also drives research to find a cure for Neuroblastoma—a cause inspired by her daughter, a brave Neuroblastoma survivor. These endeavors reflect her belief in the power of community and the importance of giving back.

Jenny’s love for romantic comedies, the compelling narratives of Jane Green’s books, and the exhilaration of heavy-beated pop music are a few facets of her personality. These preferences, along with her innovative spirit, paint a picture of who she is beyond her professional life.

Get to know Jenny

Chicago city scape

Lived in Chicago – Finds comfort in the hustle and bustle of city life

Beach with water rushing against beach and birds flying in a blue sky

Ideal day – On the beach or by the pool, surrounded by her family and soaking in the summer sun

Chocolate bar on white table

Can’t live without – Chocolate and Do-Rite donuts


Favorite Food – Sushi

Where community, curiosity and innovation meet

At Summit Innovation Lab, we’re more than just an Idaho STEM education center. We’re a community of learners, dreamers, and innovators. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey, where curiosity leads to discovery, and every challenge is an opportunity to grow.

Let’s explore the endless possibilities of STEM together. Within our walls, every question is a window to new knowledge, and every idea is celebrated. Here, your child will not only learn the fundamentals of coding, engineering, and robotics but will also be encouraged to think critically, and solve problems creatively.

This is where future leaders are nurtured, where passion for STEM blossoms into a lifelong pursuit. Together, we’re not just preparing for the future; we’re shaping it.

Transforming STEM Education

Our mission

At Summit Innovation Lab, our mission is to provide an immersive and enriching STEM experience for children, equipping them with the skills and curiosity needed to thrive.

We believe in the power of education to transform lives. Our tutoring services in Reading and Math and electives in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math provide the tools and support for students to unlock their full potential.

Our vision

We envision a dynamic learning environment where children and adults can explore creativity, critical thinking, and develop a lifelong love for STEM. Striving to build a thriving business, with employees who are excited to be a part of our organization and clients who are grateful to have us in the community is one of our top priorities.

Our commitment extends beyond the classroom, fostering a culture of curiosity, resilience, and innovation that permeates every aspect of our operations. We believe in making a meaningful impact, not just through the programs we offer, but also by contributing to the broader community through outreach and partnerships.

By nurturing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere, we aim to empower every individual who walks through our doors to pursue their passions and make their mark on the world of STEM.

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Our values

At Summit Innovation Lab, we embrace new ideas and approaches to learning to make it fun and exciting.

Innovative problem-solving by encouraging unconventional ideas that challenge the status quo.

Our core belief is in the power of exploration, constantly embracing new experiences to foster growth and learning.

We create structured, yet flexible learning environments that students can thrive in.

We value efficient, well-organized systems that streamline learning, enabling creativity and innovation to flourish within a structured environment.

Celebrating the struggle and persevering through challenges is one of our core values.