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2nd Annual Your Future, Now: A Youth-Led Career Expo

2024 career expo Tuesday march 26,

The San Diego Promise Zone's Partner Network is hosting its annual Jobs and Education signature event: "Your Future, Now: A Youth-Led Career Expo," designed to help young people, ages 16 to 24, connect with their peers and learn more about potential career paths, but is open to all!  Join us as we host a panel of young professionals alongside a Career Exploration and Resource Fair with over 40 vendors and resume-building and mock interview practice opportunities!

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Date and Location

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UC San Diego Park & Market 
1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

T-Shirt Design Contest

The City of San Diego Digital Navigator Program needs your help designing the t-shirt that Digital Navigators will wear! The winner will receive a laptop, promotion on social media, a letter of recommendation and a t-shirt featuring your design. Submit and create your design in-person at the Your Future, Now: A Youth-Led Career Expo! 

Click here for more information and guidelines.


  • A Caring Touch Homecare
  • Able-disabled Advocacy, Inc.
  • Access Inc.
  • ACE Parking
  • AGC Apprenticeship and Training
  • American Medical Response
  • AmeriCorps
  • California Conservation Corps
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Chick-fil-A Mile of Cars
  • City of San Diego - Employ & Empower
  • City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department
  • City Personnel Department County of San Diego HHSA - Office of Equitable Communities
  • DREAMbuilders Youth Mentoring Network
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Harmonium Inc.
  • Hawthorne Cat
  • iSERVE - International Service Education Research Vision Empowerment
  • Kitchens for Good
  • MAAC
  • Outdoor Outreach
  • Outside The Lens
  • Port of San Diego
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego College of Continuing Education
  • San Diego Continuing Education Foundation
  • San Diego Futures Foundation
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
  • San Diego Public Library
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
  • Second Chance
  • Southwest Carpenters Apprenticeship
  • UA Local 230 Plumbers Union
  • Urban Corps Of San Diego County
  • USDA Forest Service
  • YMCA HIRE Program (helping individuals retain employment)
  • Youth Will

Youth Panel

In addition to a job and resource fair, the Career Expo will feature a panel of young professionals from a variety for job sectors. Panelists will share details about their academic and professional journey as well as giving insight into their career path.  

We are currently recruiting panelist! If you are a young professional (18-24 years old) from San Diego and want to share your story with youth in the community, please fill out this panelist interest form. Thank you for your interest! 

Panel interest form link:  


Does your company share our passion for connecting youth to career pathways and making a positive impact in the Promise Zone? Sponsor our event! We are seeking sponsors who can contribute a in-kind donation and/or cash sponsorship to help cover the costs associated with organizing the event. In return for your generous sponsorship, we offer various promotional opportunities, as outlined in the sponsorship menu below. For more information reach out to the Promise Zone Program Manager, Amber Joy Weber,

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