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Our teens deserve a safe haven...

Original post made by Teen Parents, Ventura, on Sep 25, 2009

Hi all,
The Palo Alto Family YMCA has been operating a Ventura Teen Center at the Ventura Activities Center for years, but has been a little abandoned in the last few months. However, they seem to be coming back strong this year and are working very hard to reopen the center. They are holding a Parent/Teen Informational Night in the multipurpose room from 6pm-7pm next Wednesday, to which I encourage all parents of teens to attend. They are looking for input from the community. It's up to us to create a safe, fun and healthy environment for our teens!

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Posted by Teen Parents
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Forgot to mention there will be FREE PIZZA!

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Posted by Parent of teens
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm

This sounds like something worthwhile.

Can you give us an address for GPS or driving directions please.

Can yuo give us any more information, is this for any teen or what age? There is a big difference between a 13 year old and a 16 year old teen.


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Posted by sarah
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Location and schedule: Web Link

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Posted by midtown neighbor
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I used to take my children there, but I stopped because the young people who attended used very bad language. There was not much discipline.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 27, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Back when I was a teen, it was the Teen Canteen. The problem then, and apparently still is, guys who would troll the field to set up later events.

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Posted by Teen Parent
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 28, 2009 at 10:33 am

Hi everyone, the address is 3990 Ventura Ct Palo Alto, CA.

Ventura Ave is off of El Camino Real so if you're going south on El Camino Real you make a left onto Ventura Ave and then a right on to Ventura Ct. Coming north, you make a right onto Ventura Ave and then a right onto Ventura Court.

The center wants to hear from everyone, so please be there! Ventura needs help! And the Y is looking to completely transform it! I believe any parent of a 5ht-12th grader is welcome as they want to reach out to as young as middle schoolers. I know for a fact that they want to develop structured and age appropriate programs and services as they are aware that a pre teen and a senior high school teen are very different and have different needs. Also, FYI most of the programs offered will be either free or at a very tiny cost. Any more questions?

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