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.
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.
Meet the team
YFIOB Staff and Board Members
Our talented and energetic college interns have brought new ideas, initiatives, and organization to our mission. I celebrate that Your Future Is Our Business provides work-based learning opportunities for college interns as they contribute back to the community. YFIOB supports the future of our students and our county. I am truly grateful to be doing this work with our college interns.
Board of Directors
Santa Cruz Seaside Company
Architect / Designer
Whittaker Building Design
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Bay Federal Credit Union
Territory Sales Manager
United Way of Santa Cruz County
R&D Project Manager
Chief of Operations Officer and Co-founder of Defib This
Principal Personnel Analyst
County of Santa Cruz
Small Business Development Center
Senior Director of The Career and Technical Education Program
Executive Director of Museo Eduardo Carrillo
Dean of CTE and Workforce Development Cabrillo College
Elements Manufacturing Inc.