Welcome to the PSN Calendar of Events! Listed below are numerous educational, collaborative and emotional support opportunities for community members, parents, and youth brought to you by PSN and its community partners. 


PSN Partner Events

PSN Community Collaborative Meeting (Public Welcome) 
Thursday, October 22, 2o15, 4-6pm
Riconada Library*, 1213 Newell Rd , Embarcadero Room, Palo Alto
*Riconada Library is located next to the Palo Alto Art Center at Newell Rd. and Embarcadero Rd.


Community Education & Events

The Parenting Project: Proven Method for Raising and Protecting Teens
Sponsored by Palo Alto Police Dept.
September 3-November 19, 2015, Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Cubberley Community Ctr., Greendale Campus, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Rm. T2, Palo Alto
Join other parents to improve your teen’s social and academic engagement, discipline, and any aspect of your relationship.

Mothers of Sons: The Joys and Challenges of Guiding Your Son Through Adolescence
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
October 2, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Friedenrich Auditorium, 725 Welch Rd., Palo Alto
Discuss adolescent males during puberty. Understand the normal challenges between mothers and their preteen and adolescent sons. Gain ideas for how to understand and strengthen the relationship between mothers and their preteen and adolescent sons.

Kara Walk ‘n’ Run to Remember
October 10, 2015, 9am
Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
This special event is a unique and wonderful opportunity for individuals and community organizations and businesses to walk in memory of a loved one, to walk to support friends, family or someone grieving the loss of a loved one, and to secondarily help Kara sustain its crucial services for the greater Bay Area.

YCS Make a Difference Day!
October 24, 2015, Palo Alto
Save the date for Youth Community Service (YCS) Make a Difference Day!  Millions of volunteers across the nation will united with a common mission – to engage in meaningful service that benefits the lives of others.  To learn more, please visit

Free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training
Sponsored by PSN and the City of Palo Alto
October 27, 2015, 4-6pm, Fireside Room Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
Project Safety Net (PSN) and the City of Palo Alto are hosting a free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training which certifies participants with hands-on skills in 90 minutes. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. The training’s certification lasts three years and is similar to CPR in that it provides the basic tools to save someone’s life. You do not need to be a doctor or a mental health professional to make a difference. Register here.

Lucile Packard Children Hospital’s Preteens and Teen Video Library
Here is just a sampling of free online community health lectures offered by LPCH experts:

Youth Opportunities & Education

Students with a Gateway (SWAG)
Sponsored by Youth Community Service
Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm, Sept. 2 – Dec. 2, 2015
Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto

SWAG is an afterschool leadership program for middle school students hosted by Youth Community Service (YCS) and the City of Palo Alto Recreation Department.  Students will explore topics regarding the environment, civic engagement, health, hunger and homelessness.  SWAG will include speakers, service trips, leadership training and team building.

Reach & Rise Mentoring Program
Sponsored by the YMCA
For Youth Ages 6-17

Reach & Rise™ is a national one-to-one mentoring program determined to move youth from risk to resiliency. The program helps build a better future for youth by matching them with an adult mentor for one year. Free of cost to families, trained mentors work to understand cultural and social development, mental health issues, risk factors, and offer ways to communicate and relate to youth. Contact Program Director Mike Anderson

Free Drop-in Teen Yoga
Sponsored by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Tuesdays, 4-5pm

67 Encinal Avenue, Palo Alto
This fun, interactive curriculum incorporates physical exercise, breath work and activities that help to energize, manage stress and connect better with themselves and their peers. No registration required.

Outlet:  Free Drop-in for LGBTQQ Youth (Spanish and English) (On-going)
Sponsored by Adolescent Counseling Services
590 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94041 (Mondays, 6-8pm, English; 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9pm, Spanish)
These are peer support groups where youth have a chance to share and listen to personal stories in a safe and welcoming space. LGBTQQ youth ages 10-18 are welcome.

The QT Cafe (On-going)
Sponsored by The LGBTQ Youth Space
375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto
A safe and open drop-in space for LGBTQQ+ & ally folks between the ages of 13-25. Come get connected to community resources, free wi-fi, volunteer opportunities, and other folks in the community. For more information, please contact Helen at: or 408-841-4105.

C.A.L.M. for Middle School and High School Students (Palo Alto)
Sponsored by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
September 12, 2015: High School 1:30-3pm; Middle School 3:30-5pm
67 Encinal Avenue, Palo Alto

“Cultivating Awareness to Live Mindfully” (C.A.L.M.) is a 3-session interactive mindfulness class introducing teenagers to the practical tools and techniques that bring awareness, calm and clarity to their lives and how a “mindfulness practice” works to reduce unnecessary stress, worry and anxiety.

A Heart to Heart Seminar: For Boys Only
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Oct 6 and 13, 2015 (Two sessions), 6:30-8:30pm
725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto

“For Boys Only” is for boys, 10-12 years of age, and their dads or other adult male resource person. Each class includes discussions on body changes to expect during puberty, myths vs. facts, what boys should know about girls, sexuality and sexual reproduction.

A Heart to Heart Seminar: For Girls Only
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Oct 9 and 16, 2015 (Two sessions), 6:30-8:30pm
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, 725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto

“For Girls Only” is for girls, 10-12 years of age, and their moms or other adult female resource person. Each class includes discussions on the physical changes of puberty and menstruation, what girls should know about boys, social issues, and sexuality.