• Year-Round Scholarships

    Friends of Parks and Recreation offers scholarships YEAR-ROUND for low-income Santa Cruz city residents.

    Contributions from the city, community groups, and generous donations from individuals make it possible.

  • Jr. Lifeguards

    Jr. Guards and Little Guards is a Santa Cruz institution that has helped local kids learn about and gain confidence in the ocean through training in safety, rescue, and a little competition.

    Your donation of any amount will make a difference and help continue this valuable program!

  • Teen Center

    The center is a fun social hub for teens that provides a safe place to chill out or join recreational activities.

    The Teen Center is almost entirely dependent on donations to keep running. Please help the Center. Your donation makes a difference.

  • Jr. Lifeguard Boosters

    Jr. Guard Boosters is a club of parent volunteers that fundraise to support the Santa Cruz Jr. Lifeguard program. Jr. Guard Boosters provide scholarships, special equipment & supplies, competition snacks, SoCal Regional competition dinner and end of summer banquet.

    Your donation will help support this valuable summer program.

  • Jr. Guard Captain Corps

    Jr. Guard Captain Corps is a teen volunteer work experience program for returning Jr. Lifeguards ages 15 – 17. Captain Corps volunteers receive First Aid and CPR training and assist Jr. Guard instructors with the younger Jr. Guards. Captain Corps volunteers learn ocean lifesaving and public safety procedures and skills.

    Donations help provide training opportunities, equipment and uniforms for Captain Corps volunteers.

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