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Your Future Is Our Business is a Santa Cruz County non-profit that provides programs to help students explore careers. Due to COVID-19, we have shifted to hosting virtual activities (career expos, panels, and speakers). We are looking for inspiring adults to talk to youth about what they do for a living so that students are informed about what careers exist and what each career entails! Depending on the activity, you will have between 5-15 minutes to share information. Share how you got to where you are now, what it is you do, and why your career is important. All opportunities take place online via Zoom or Google Meet. Activities are typically 1 hour or shorter, unless otherwise stated.

Priority goes to Santa Cruz County Current or Former Residents and Bay Area residents

Students' Career Interests:

Veterinarian, firefighter, small business owners, wildlife biologists, marine biologists, computer scientists, chefs, law enforcement, photographers, engineering (environmental), real estate, accounting, graphic design, ALL information technology and computer science careers, ALL HEALTHCARE CAREERS. If you don't see your career here, no worries, we welcome all folks from a variety of careers!

If you would like to participate, send us an email with your full name, job title, and a brief explanation of your background (or Linkedin page).

Contact us at: yourfutureisourbusiness@gmail.com
Subject: Volunteer Speaker
Body: Full name, job title, place of work, brief background/linkedin page

We will reply and send you a list of upcoming opportunities and further information.

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400 Encinal Street, RE: YFIOB, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, US

Mission Statement

We implement work-based learning, the educational strategy providing students with real-life experiences and the opportunity to improve their academic and technical skills while developing their employability. Our work includes building a countywide network of community leaders and businesses who see the talent and potential in our students. With this incredible support, we host monthly career panels and expos at various schools, ranging from K-12th grade. Students receive a real-world setting along with practical advice on planning a career path. We are fully staffed by college interns, supervised by a part-time executive director, all coordinating together to successfully run a non-profit organization.


Your Future Is Our Business was formed in 1993 by a Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce education committee. Ever since our mission is to provide every Santa Cruz County student with opportunities to discover a fulfilling and successful career. In the modern, shifting workplace, students need to make informed decisions that empower them to forge careers. We bring schools and businesses together to support students in becoming Santa Cruz County’s next generation of workers. It’s all about providing young people clear direction in their lives.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Environmental Education
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Software Engineering
  • Network Administration
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Security / Network Administration


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Must be at least 18
  • 1.5 hours
  • Must currently be employed

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