A new student club established last year at Harbor High School is seeking guest speakers and contributors.

The Orientando Jovenes Optimistas Club, which is Spanish for Orientating Optimistic Youth, was created with the goal of building community and academic achievement as a way to show youth that there’s more to life than joining a gang. The club hopes to build a community of students who can make positive contributions to Santa Cruz County and the world.

The club has numerous partners, including Barrios Unidos, the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Youth Services.

Orientando Jovenes Optimistas’ 50 members meet bimonthly.

Anyone interested in helping out or speaking can contact Steve Perez at 429-3810, ext. 10.