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Spring Fun Festival Connects Community
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Residents from throughout San Joaquin County are invited to a special resource fair, Wednesday, April 13 in Stockton, an event that will offer opportunities and information about the wide range of San Joaquin County Office of Education programs and services.

Billed as the Spring Fun Festival, the event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 630 Grider Way, Stockton.

There will be food trucks, games, and an opportunity to learn about San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) programs offering opportunities for students of all ages to find their path to a high-quality education and rewarding careers. The festival is being offered in partnership with the SJCOE, the Factory Institute of Training (F.I.T.), Faith in Action Education Services (F.A.C.E.S.), and Stockton Educational Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Services offered through the SJCOE provide everything from preschool to a training program offering paid job experience for young adults to a coding school preparing adults to join the high-tech workforce.

In addition to activities provided by SJCOE programs, there will also be a free-throw competition with F.I.T. coaches, music, popcorn, giveaways, and vendors and food trucks with goods and food for purchase.

At 6 p.m., San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Troy Brown will introduce a slate of speakers who will share their experiences with life-changing SJCOE programs. Speakers include a graduate from CodeStack Academy coding school, a graduate from the Come Back Kids high school diploma program for adults of all ages, and the grandmother of graduates of Discovery ChalleNGe Academy – a local residential program for high school students offered in partnership with the California National Guard. SJCOE Comprehensive Health will also be administering the Tdap vaccine. Tdap and chicken pox vaccination is required for all California students by the time they enter seventh grade.

The SJCOE offers a wide range of services across the county. Representatives from the following SJCOE programs and departments will be at the Spring Fun Festival on April 13: Career Technical Education; CodeStack Academy; Come Back Kids; Comprehensive Health; Discovery ChalleNGe Academy; Foster & Homeless Youth Services; Greater Valley Conservation Corps; Head Start San Joaquin & Early Childhood Education; Human Resources; Migrant Education; one.Program Family Engagement & A-Squad; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs; Teachers College of San Joaquin; Venture Academy Family of School’s new TEACH! Academy; WorkAbility; WorkStartYES; and YouthBuild San Joaquin.

Learn more about these programs at

The San Joaquin County Office of Education provides educational leadership, resources, and services to support schools throughout the county. For more information, visit