letter from the editors GUISC Feb 2019
March 2019

Letter from the Editors March 2019

Dear Readers,

The kids are coming. The kids are coming.

On March 24, thousands of kids and their families will be celebrating Kid’s Day in Downtown Santa Cruz from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For those who haven’t attended in the past, it’s a revelation and it shows Santa Cruz at its family-friendliest.

Downtown will be laced with booths and activities for kids and families from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 24 (please don’t rain, please don’t rain). Tourists from all over the world come to sample our colorful center. Now, the locals can appreciate just how great it is and how it’s gotten even better the past year.

All kinds of schools, after school programs, camps, arts groups, theater companies and musicians will be there, a regular county fair geared toward kids of all ages and their families.

We are proud to help sponsor it with the Santa Cruz Downtown Association.

In recent years, Downtown has gotten even better. Thanks to the vision of former Museum Director Nina Simon, the courtyard outside the Museum of Art & History has become a

true town center, with music, dancing, fire arts, food, kid’s art activities and all kinds of weekly surprises.

It’s the town center every city needs. And then branch out along Pacific Avenue and the side streets and there are so many great businesses geared to children and families, including candle making, comic collecting, tie-dye creating, book reading, ceramic building and art creating, to name a few.

Did we say, please don’t rain, please don’t rain. We love rain any other day but this one.

This is our teen issue and you will find some valuable stories inside about finding jobs, checking out colleges, making video games and a new monthly column celebrating the top teens in adventure sports.

And there are plenty of other articles for children and parents of all ages, including one about a dentist who learned to fly so she could help poor children around the world.

Drop us an email at editor@growingupsc.com and give us your feedback and suggestions for future issues.

Yours in Kid Power

Brad Kava
Jennifer Ford

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