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Casino Night

Casino Night with SVEF

Join us at Casino Night to help raise money to support ALL FOUT Scotts Valley Schools. Saturday, April 20th from 7-11pm at the Scotts Valley Community Center.

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Screenagers - Growing up in the Digital Age

On October 5th, Scotts Valley Educational Foundation will host a special screening of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age.  This award-winning documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world” (Screenagers, 2022). Please join us at the Scotts Valley Performing Arts Theater at 6:00 p.m. 

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Online Safety -

 On October 19th, SVUSD’s School Resource Officer Detective Ahrens will lead a parent-only hands-on training using the Vigilant Parent Initiative. iPads will be distributed to the class so parents can learn about parental controls, navigating social media to monitor usage, and understanding key concepts to keep their children safe from online predators.  This is a must-class for any parents with children accessing the internet.  Please join us at 6:00 p.m. at Scotts Valley Middle School.  Childcare will be provided on-site. Please RSVP HERE for Childcare.  

Mental Health First Aid Certification is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.  Individuals (18 years or older) who complete the course will be Mental Health First Aid certified; however, this course is a 6.5-hour long course, and individuals must attend the entire session to be completely certified.

Individuals trained in the program:

  1. Increase their knowledge of signs, symptoms, and risk factors of mental health and substance use challenges.

  2. Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental health or substance use challenge.

  3. Show reduced stigma and increased empathy toward individuals with mental health challenges.

  4. Increase their confidence and likelihood to help an individual in distress.

  5. Use the skills and information they learn in MHFA to manage their own mental well-being.

Saturday, November 4th, 8:30-3:00 at Scotts Valley Middle School. Because this class involves ordering curriculum and supplies (at no charge to you) and has limited seating, we must ask for RSVPs. Please reserve your seat on this Google Form.

More parent training opportunities will be offered throughout the winter and spring.  Please stay tuned for more information on those upcoming nights.

Teen Yoga

Yoga For Teens

Every Saturday 9:15 to 10:15 starting Saturday June 3rd, SV Community Center.


Boy Scouts

Spring Scouts BSA Beach Party

Summer Reading Program

Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Summer Reading Program

Queer Prom

Queer Prom - May 19th, 2023

The Diversity Center is hosting an intergalactic Out of this World Queer Prom on Friday May 19th, 2023 from 6:00 PM -10:00 PM at First Christian Church in Watsonville for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18 (Maybe we can get a SAGA carpool?? Let's talk about this next meeting!). Queer Prom will feature music from DJ LuNa.M., drag entertainment and space themed snacks. Our intention is to co-create a gender inclusive dance where guests can feel safe to make new friends and celebrate who they are. 

We ask that guests RSVP so we can plan accordingly! High School students can add their name to our Queer Prom Guest List at 



On 4/22, 12-4pm, parents and teens can get a short demo and free Narcan from their cars OR  park and talk to staff about how to talk to teens about opioids, learn about MAT  and get free Narcan.

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SV Rec Spring Workshops

SV Recreation- Spring Break

The City of Scotts Valley's Recreation Department has resumed offering programs to the community.

Learn more.....

Spring ThinkBIg!

THINKBIG! Free Spring Event 4/12

Connect your passion and interests to a lucrative and satisfying career!
Held at DigitalNEST in Watsonvillle and Cruzio Downtown
Virtual Option Available!

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Children's Dentist Day

Free Dental Cleaning for Children & Teens

Talk so you Teen Listens Workshop

Talk so Your Teen Listens & Listen so Your Teen Engages

Concerned your Teen is exploring Alcohol? Vaping? Drugs? Sex?

When: 7-8pm Thursday, January 26, 2023

Where: Sign up to receive Zoom link

Who: Santa Cruz County families and caregivers of Pre-TEENS and TEENS Can't make it? Sign up, send in your questions and listen to recording. (FREE)

Sign Up: FREE

Building Trades

Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is proud to offer a career pathway into the Building Trades sector. This 10 week NO COST program is an intensive hands-on program designed to prepare adult students for entry into a fulling career that includes great potential for growth.

Black College Expo

SCCOE Trip to the Black College Expo in Oakland

Santa Cruz COE is planning on taking a trip to the Black College Expo in Oakland on Saturday, February 4, 2023. 

Students are required to attend our College Expo Portfolio creation session on Saturday, December 17 from 10am - noon at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, 400 Encinal Street. Here is a link to register.

All supplies will be provided. Transportation to the college expo will also be provided. 



Computer Science Ed Week

Computer Science Education Week '22

Computer Science Education Week is December 5-11, 2022.  CSEdWeek is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. 

To celebrate, the Santa Cruz COE is hosting two very special events that we are hoping you can share with your community.  Information is below and on the attached save the date. To learn more and register please visit our program website.


CS NOW: Creating Computational Thinkers in K-12 Education

December 5, 2022  |  6:00-7:30 pm  |  Virtual  |  Free

Audience: community members, guardians, students, educators, industry members


CS Playground

December 8, 2022  |  4:00-6:00 pm  |  Santa Cruz MAH  |  Free

Audience: community members, guardians, students K--8, educators, industry members

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Y-PAR Project

The Santa Cruz County Youth Action Network, Jovenes Sanos and UC Santa Cruz invite you to participate in a Youth Participatory Action Research Project.

LGBTQ+ Support

SCCOE Wellness and Stress Management:

Free Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth. Wednesdays 5-6pm.

More information at

Meeting link:

LGBTQ+ Support

SCCOE Wellness and Stress Management:

Free Support Group for LGBTQ+ Youth up to age 22. Wednesdays 3-4pm.

More information at

Meeting link:

LGBTQ+ Town Hall

SCCOE From Inclusion To Belonging

Join for this LGBTQ+ event, hosted by Dr. Rob Darrow

Youth Leadership Alliance

Youth Led Leadership Alliance

Student Leadership and Engagement Programs There are 6 different groups to join.

SV  Water District Board

Scotts Valley Water District Board

Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors is accepting applications for Junior Associate Board Member candidates!

College and Career  Family Night

Cabrillo College's College and Career Night

You can find weekly and daily career exploration and college readiness activities on the S5C site here .The week kicks off with the Cabrillo College and Career Family Night from 6-8.

Student Forum

County of Santa Cruz Student Forum

Come network with County employees and hear about their career journey.


Career Fair

Santa Cruz County

County of Santa Cruz Career Fair - Thursday, Oct 27th, 4pm - 7pm. Flyer

Music in the Park

Music at Sky Park

Music at Sky Park Free Concerts September 25th. Bands perform 2:20 - 6:00. Admission is FREE but come hungry and thirsty to support fundraising concessions benefiting music programs in local schools!


BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit

The COE is proud to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month in celebration of the cultures and contributions of our school community members whose ancestors came rom Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. National Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized September 15 to October 15. The Santa Cruz County Board of Education adopted a resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 at its September 15 meeting.
Today Mental Health America released the Spanish version of its:
BIPOC Mental Health toolkit
BIPOC Mental Health Resource list (Spanish version)