The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office sponsors students for two programs this July

District Schools: Pima, UA Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz Center, Nogales High School, Rio Rico High School, Patagonia Union High School, Lourdes Catholic High School, Pierson High School, EdOptions

Summer break looks very different for students this year in Santa Cruz County, and has parents, guardians, and students themselves searching for engaging ways to spend their time. COVID-19 has challenged us with finding creative solutions to education and building community, which is why the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent's Office is proud to sponsor youth participation in innovative programming for aspiring young entrepreneurs, creatives, and problem solvers.

Now, more than ever, we need innovative solutions and new ways of providing engaging opportunities for our future leaders in Santa Cruz County.

“The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office is excited to collaborate with Startup Unidos on two virtual summer camps for our youth. During this difficult time, students can immerse themselves in these innovative programs that will stir their curiosity about becoming future business leaders.” ~Mr. Alfredo I. Velasquez, SCCSSO

This July, two completely virtual opportunities are available to students at Santa Cruz County district schools: Emprende Amigo Youth Entrepreneurship Certification and the Gear Up Innovators Launch Pad.  

"Students proficient in English or Spanish can succeed in this program, language support is provided for simultaneous interpretation Azuli Language Solutions, for simultaneous interpretation (English and Spanish)" ~Morgan Lange, Azuli Language Solutions

2-Day Emprende Amigo Youth Entrepreneurship Certification

THURS & FRI, July 9 and 10 2PM - 6PM

Emprende Amigo Youth Entrepreneurship Certification
2-Day Youth Entrepreneurship Certification

2-Week Gear Up Innovators Launch Pad - C-CREO incoming Freshman

MON - FRI, July 6 thru July 17 9AM - 11AM

Registration: Maya Donnelly, Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office


Main Office Phone: 520-375-7947

"All you need to show up prepared is a laptop and a smartphone (or a tablet) and reliable internet, we're keeping things simple and accessible. ~Stephanie Bermudez, Startup Unidos

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