Providing a platform to the youth
Link is a tool developed by Your Future Is Our Business (YFIOB), a Santa Cruz County non-profit that provides students with work based learning experiences and career exploration. YFIOB developed LINK to provide educators with access to a network of committed community members who are offering to help youth. To learn more about Your Future Is Our Business and the experiences we provide, please go to YFIOB.org.
Signing up makes it easy to link students
Signing up on Link gives you access to a database of contacts who have expressed and their desire and/or provided an opportunity for youth to learn more about their career or organization. Making an account allows you the ability to search through our network of professionals. We do the work of finding the people who will help you find an opportunity for your student.
Go Above and Beyond
By signing up on Link, you are expressing the desire to give back to the community and actively participate in the lives of youth. You are saying “YES” and taking real action to help guide students in the right direction so that they can follow their dreams and create a better future. Educators will see your name or your company’s name and know that you are truly dedicated to helping the community. Joining LINK is a free way to put you or your company’s name out there and potential gain a new customer!
Choosing your dream job ahead of time
Rather than blindly searching and hoping, LINK gives students and their educators direct access to people or businesses who are offering opportunities. LINK provides students and educators with a starting point for exploring their career options and connects them to people who are willing to act and provide youth with experiences. We know how difficult it can be to figure out what career or pathway to choose, so we put in the effort to reach out to the right people that can provide you with the answers to your questions.
"As a retired school administrator and the current Executive Director of Your Future Is Our Business, I have commitment to helping young people explore life’s option and reach their fullest potential."
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 are fully staffed by college interns, supervised by a part-time executive director, all coordinating together to successfully run a non-profit organization.
We are grateful to our incredible sponsors/BOD for their generosity and investment in the future of our most precious resource – today’s students.
"The goals of YFIOB align with our priorities of creating opportunities for all and supporting the communities in which we work. We are proud to be a part of this important community resource."
Santa Cruz, CA
"I am so proud to be a Board Member! I see so many students empowered by the hard work of the YFIOB staff and students!"
"The most valuable experience was the end of the course and meeting with the small business owners. They really motivated me even more and made me excited about my future and my career choice."
Yes, your information is secure and will not be sold to a third-party. A third-party is anyone who is not us or you. If, for any reason, you would like your information to be removed, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can remove it for you.
You will need to enter the password that you have set up for your account. Click here if you have forgotten your password.
If there is no specific position avaliable for a student, Please feel free to contact us with any requests. We will go ahead and do the best we can with the our broad of connections and we can perhaps find that certain position.
Yes! Please feel free to contact Mary Gaukel at Marygaukel@gmail.com with any questions,concerns, or request.