The 2017 Eddy Awards

April 17, 2017
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Learn more about the Eddy Awards

The Foundation will announce the Eddy Award winners on Monday, April 17.  The Eddy Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street #2, with a reception starting at 6:00 p.m., and the award ceremony following at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Olga de Santa Anna at 332-0989 or

Screenagers – Growing Up in the Digital Age

February 23, 2017 from 7-9pm
Santa Cruz High Auditorium
415 Walnut Avenue



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County is partnering with Santa Cruz City Schools to host a screening of Screenagers – a film that explores the impact of screen time on kids AND offers solutions on how we can help kids find balance. This film offers relevant information about challenges of youth/“screen-time” – and what, we as youth development professionals, parents, grandparents, care providers, educators, etc., can do to change the direction of this phenomenon.

The event, sponsored by Erik’s Delicafe, will be held Thursday, February 23 from 7-9pm at Santa Cruz High Auditorium. Admission is FREE, but space is LIMITED and tickets are REQUIRED. RSVP HERE:

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The film is in English and offers Spanish Subtitles.

SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Raising of America – DNA is Not Destiny – How the Outside Gets Under the Skin

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education presents a powerful documentary on how early environments impact a child’s health and development.

March 23, 2017 from 4-7pm
Cabrillo Community College
6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003-3198
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Note: Event will be held at the Cabrillo College, Samper Recital Hall – see map and directions on the invitation.
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Audience: Elected officials plus leaders from business, education, health care, and social services.
Michael Watkins, County Superintendent of Schools
Rachel Poulain, Film series Associate Producer
Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Child Care Planning Council and Cabrillo College.
Film screening and community dialogue.
There are no fees associated with this event.
Child Development Resource Center (831) 466-5820