Student Support Services

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Student Support Services

There is never enough funding to provide 100% of the needy students in Santa Cruz County with the services they deserve. Now you can make an online donation for one of our programs!

Online donations through PayPal are fast, secure, and your donation goes directly to services for Santa Cruz County youth.

All donations made to Student Support Services must be accepted by the County Board of Education. Once your donation has been reviewed and accepted, we will notify and thank you by mail. This process may take 4-6 weeks.

If you would like to donate non-cash items, the following is a list of material goods our programs are in need of:

  • Santa Cruz Metro “Youth” bus passes
  • Large backpacks for high school students – no red or blue
  • Shoe gift certificates
  • Clothing gift certificates
  • School supplies: 3 ring binders, paper, notebooks, rulers, pens, pencils, crayons, colored pencils and markers, calculators, dictionaries, glue sticks, etc.

Drop off or mail any of the above donated items to:
Student Support Services
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

If mailing a check, please make the check payable to “Students in Transition.” Thank you!

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The Student Support Services Department provides a conduit between school districts, community resources and governmental institutions that support the overall mission of the SCCOE through the development of programs, services and trainings that promote school safety, youth employment/development, supportive services and community partnerships.


Creating community solutions for student success.


To seek out grants and other resources to promote and enhance student learning through a variety of innovative evidence based practices aligned with the aims of the SCCOE.

About Student Support Services

The Student Support Services Department has been working hard to bring quality programs to the students of Santa Cruz County since 1995. Each year we provide a variety of academic and other supportive services to over 5,000 students throughout the county. These services are rooted in the philosophy of youth development that emphasizes a caring and respectful community that values the contribution youth can make in determining their own futures. We believe that strong collaborations with school districts, governmental and community-based agencies, parents, businesses and a variety of other community members are vital to the success of our youth.

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