• The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and the Santa Cruz Warriors launched MBEP Scholars in 2016, a program to incent school attendance at local elementary and middle schools. Partnering with the Santa Cruz Warriors and local school districts, including Santa Cruz City Schools, Live Oak School District, and Soquel Union Elementary School District, MBEP’s program provides incentives in the form of Santa Cruz Warriors tickets to K-8 students who consistently demonstrate or improve school attendance.