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Continuing Education

Tuesday July 25th
6:00-8:00 PM
United Way of Santa Cruz | 4450 Capitola Rd #106, Capitola, CA 95010

Wednesday August 2nd
COE Annex | 399 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Thursday August 3rd
United Way of Santa Cruz | 4450 Capitola Rd #106, Capitola, CA 95010

Sign up today for the CASA Conference 2017 evening session.

Wednesday August 30th
6:00-9:00 PM
County Office of Education Tech Room

Sign up today for the CASA Conference 2017 daytime session.

Wednesday September 20th
1:00-4:00 PM
Twin Lakes Church, Aptos

Thursday October 12th
6:00-8:30 pm
COE Annex | 399 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Current Events

Last day to request a backpack is Wednesday July 26th.

Local CASA youth in search of job opportunities.

Free entrance to MOD for advocates & CASA children.

Request today your movie gift card for your CASA child/youth. Pass is valid only at Green Valley Cinema, Watsonville.

CASA has an immediate opening for an Advocate Supervisor.
This position is a full-time, non-exempt position of 40 hours per week that requires some evening and week-end work. Benefits include fully-paid medical/dental/vision benefits for the employee and 160 annual PTO hours plus paid holidays. A 403b retirement plan is available.
Deadline for applications is August 1, 2017. Early submissions are encouraged; CASA reserves the right to begin interviews as soon as qualified applicant submissions are received. No calls please.

Step into an exhibit about foster youth made with foster youth.
Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and the Foster Youth Museum showcases the stories, struggles, and triumphs of youth who are aging out of foster care. You will see personal belongings of foster youth, stunning photography by Ray Bussolari, and four different art installations foster youth created with artists Bridget Henry (CASA Advocate), Melody Overstreet, Elliott Taylor, and Nada Miljkovic.

Camp Erin© Santa Cruz is a weekend-long camp for children and teens in Santa Cruz County, the greater Monterey Bay, Silicon Valley, and other areas. Camp Erin helps children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone special to process their feelings of grief and loss in a healthy manner.

The Aztecas Soccer Program will be putting on a two week soccer camp from July 17- July 28th.

Free movies at Callaghan Park, 225 Sudden Street, Watsonville Ca every Friday in July.

Summer Camps, and more Camps!!! Our county offers an amazing amount of fun over the summer. Please visit our directory of camps by going to the following page:

Fun things to do in SLV. Resource courtesy of the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Free for students in Grades 7-12

Please read for more information on these free summer events.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between the months of June and August they will be showing a FREE movie at 10:00am.

The YouthSERVE Summer Internship places youth (grades 8-12th) with local nonprofits for 6 weeks where they will have the chance to gain work experience, build skills, earn community service hours and help the community!

Serious Gaming Competition, For Teens in 5th - 12th grades.

Info and Insights for Advocates

Local CASA youth in search of job opportunities.

This month, we sat down with Beth Thomas.

Free Summer Meals
Free Summer Meals

As we move into summer, many kids will be without their usual source of breakfast and lunch. If you know a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals. No child deserves to go hungry, ever. (Federal Program)

CAN YOU HELP?? Camp Opportunity is a unique overnight summer camp experience for children who come from families facing serious issues. Most campers are, or have been, in foster care, and many grow up to return to camp as counselors. They need a few more supplies to be ready when the campers arrive in a few weeks. Thank you!

Free movies at the Watsonville Public Library every Friday afternoon 3-5pm.

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