Grow Your Own

Our Goal

To recruit and retain an educator force from within our communities that reflects the diversity of our students.

Shane Brown
Program Coordinator

We Need

  • Candidates that represent the diversity of our students

    • Racial
    • Ethnic
    • Linguistic
    • Gender Identity
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Socio-Economic
    • Diverse candidates pursuing a variety of roles in education
  • Teachers

    • Guidance Counselors
    • Special Education
    • School-based Mental Health
    • Speech-Language Pathology
    • >Others
  • Wherever you are in your education journey, we can support you

    • Recent HS Graduates
    • Current College/University Students
    • Non-Traditional Students Returning to School
    • Current Paraprofessionals
    • College Graduates Pursuing Education as a Second Career
  • Educators that love the South Coast and want to teach in our communities

GYO Recipients Receive

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Textbooks, supplies, etc.
  • Additional¬† Supports Including:
    • Living Expenses
    • Child Care
    • Technology
  • Other needed resources


GYO Participants are paired with education professionals in their community to offer support throughout their licensure process.

Application Process