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Would you like to participate in or provide a career experience? Sign up to become a YFIOB LINK partner!
When you become a LINK partner, you share your desire to participate in work-based learning experiences with us, and we connect you with opportunities to speak with youth about your career! Your information will be sent to the YFIOB team who will get back to your shortly. If you have any questions feel free to email

Now is the time to lead our students


Ongoing volunteer opportunities fall into several categories:


  • Board Membership: provide input on the direction of the organization, responsibilities include serving on a committee such as fundraising and governance. Commitment is 1-3 years (email
  • Career Panels: answer questions directly from students regarding your career (1 hour approx. commitment per event)
  • Career Day: 3-4 adults spend about 10 minutes each or so talking about your career to a large group of students (1 hour approx commitment per event)
  • Career Speaker: spend about 15-30 minutes sharing your career journey and background in depth
  • Informational Interview: spend 15-30 minutes answering questions from a student about your career
  • Mentor: Meet monthly or bi-monthly with a student or group of students to support them in achieving their career goals (2 hours a month)
  • Job Shadow: Allow a student to come with you to work for 3-4 hours, observe you, and answer questions they may have 
  • Workplace tour: Show a group of students your office or building space (2-3 hours)
  • Competition Judge: Review projects and select winners (1-2 hour commitment)
  • Mock Interviewer: Help a student practice doing a job interview (1-2 hour commitment)
The future of Santa Cruz County rests on local businesses creating opportunities for our youth. It depends on students finding a clear path to rewarding careers. Our goal is to provide every Santa Cruz County student with opportunities to discover a fulfilling and successful career by linking students to career exploration opportunities in our county. We are searching for adults who can help inspire youth by signing up to be an exhibitor, panelist, classroom speaker, job shadow host, mentor, and more!

If you are interested in inspiring youth and getting involved in our programs, sign up and become a  YFIOB LINK Today! 


When you make a donation to YFIOB, you are funding programs for students in Santa Cruz County to learn about and connect with inspiring, positive, community members who serve as important role models in students’ lives for a lifetime. Your donation EMPOWERS young people with opportunities and resources to make informed choices about who they want to be and shows them what is POSSIBLE. Your contribution supports the education of young people who will one day become adults and give back to our community. Help us support career exploration programs for thousands of students each year.

Your donation will allow us to continue to fund programs that encourage students to forge their own path and to explore their future.  Contributions to Your Future Is Our Business, a 501(C)3 nonprofit, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Tax ID #77-0563559)  

Your Future Is Our Business will not sell or distribute any of your information.

You can donate to our organization by sending a check to the address listed below or by submitting a payment through Paypal: or Venmo (see buttons below)! 

Please be sure to double-check the sender or “To” line and make sure it says Your Future Is Our Business or YFIOB. If you would like your donation to remain anonymous, please let us know! 

If you would like to make a donation in memory or support of someone, please include a note or message via  Paypal or email us at We will always send a thank you letter and/or an email confirming receipt of your donation no later than 2-3 business days.

 Feel free to email us at if you would like to send a donation a different way.

Your Future Is Our Business

399 Encinal Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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