Student Support Services Santa Cruz County Office of Education
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Student Support Services Santa Cruz County Office of Education|
|Address:||400 Encinal St.|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||Each year we provide a variety of academic and other supportive services to over 4,000 students throughout the county. These services are rooted in the philosophy of Youth Development that emphasizes a caring and respectful community that values the contribution youth can make in determining their own futures. We believe that strong collaborations with school districts, governmental and community-based agencies, parents, businesses and a variety of other community members are vital to the success of our youth.|
|Mission:||Through the understanding of youth development, we honor every student’s individuality and unique educational needs. We promote the cooperation and coordination of school and community agencies to meet the needs of students by: increasing access to resources, expanding prevention and intervention services, enhancing community awareness and empowering youth and families.|
|Programs:||Healthy Girls Santa Cruz (HGSC)
provides services that support girls' healthy development, with a focus on body image, self-esteem, relationships, self-care and leadership skill development.
Law Related Education Programs
provide students with an opportunity to engage in law and justice education, community dynamics, leadership, critical thinking, public speaking skills and positive youth development. The Mock Trial program was created to help students acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop their analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. Teen Peer Court: Teen offenders between the ages of 13 and 17 who have committed a misdemeanor crime have their cases heard by a jury of their peers. Real DUI Court in Schools: conduct live driving under the influence (DUI) sentencing hearings in high schools to provide students with the opportunity to see up close the consequences of a DUI offense
has established updated procedures in four critical areas of emergency management at our local schools; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. An important element in our efforts to keep schools safe have centered on the implementation of uniform lockdown procedures throughout the county.
Students in Transition/Foster Youth Services
provide displaced students crucial support while keeping the youth's best interests as the top priority.
Students in Transition (SIT)
facilitates the enrollment of homeless children and youth into comprehensive or alternative public education programs, preschools and other academic enrichment programs; maintain their enrollment; and ensure academic and/or vocational success into a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Foster Youth Services (FYS)
provides advocacy, guidance and community organization around the issues of school enrollment and success for students in foster care.
Write-Start Backpack Project
gathers school supplies and backpacks for needy school children.
Workforce Investment Act/Sueños Program
provides Watsonville youth with support services and opportunities to improve academic achievement, prepare for and succeed in employment and develop as citizens and leaders.
Youth Employment Program (YEP)
To provide comprehensive career development activities to youth
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Varies Depending on Location|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Funding Source:||County Government|
Jo Ann Allen
|Parent Agency:||Santa Cruz County Office of Education|
School Based Integrated Services
School Health Programs
School Safety Education
School Supplies Donation Programs
School to Work Programs
Study Skills Assistance
Youth Citizenship Programs
Youth Community Service Programs
Youth Job Development
|This record last modified September 3, 2012|