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PRIDE Program

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The PRIDE Program is a prevention and intervention course for City of Santa Cruz middle school students between the ages of 12 and 15. It is designed to help at risk children differentiate between good and poor decisions and understand their effect upon healthy and productive lives.


The curriculum includes lectures, parental education, guest speakers, recreational outings and mentorship connections with students from the University of California, Santa Cruz.


The Pride program is approximately 25 weeks long and mirrors the school calendar year. To learn more about this program, please contact Officer Leo Gómez: (831) 420-5952 email: