Collaboration with CSULA

Our three BSW interns are wrapping up their final year internship. We have been sharing our interns with the South Pasadena Unified School District where they have provided small group and individual counseling to our young people, under the guidance and supervision of our Director Natasha Prime.  They have grown close to our teens and have learned many important things about working with youth.
Next year, we will be working with MSW interns and continuing our partnership with the South Pasadena school district and CSULA

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to the Teen Center.  We are opening back up as of August 31 and would love to see you Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 3:15- 6:00.

Bike Club meets Gardening!

Bike Club meets Gardening!

Also….A new year brings new opportunities!  Come join either out Bike Club or Gardening Club as part of your new school year routine!


TACOS in the PARK, June 22 from 2-6pm

Fund and Friend Raiser!images

Please bring your friends and family on June 22(Monday) from 2-6 to help support the The Place!  The fundraiser will happen in Garfield Park.  As an all volunteer and donation based organization, your support is critical to our success. A $10 fee for the food can be paid for above.

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Community Garden, April 25

Come help the Teen Center build their own plot at the local South Pasadena Community Garden.  Starting at 10 am on April 25th, the Place will be working with the Los Angeles Community Garden Council to build the first plot that is assigned to our young teens!  Please come in appropriate gardening attire(ex. clothes toes shoes) to 1028 Magnolia Street to help.  See you all there.


Yard Sale, April 18

April 18th is our Annual Teen Yard Sale.  Please come by to donate your time, money and/or positive attitudes to provide support to the Teen Center.  All financial donations will be used to provide our teens access to interventions.


Holiday Wish List

The Place is an entirely volunteer run operation and we rely on the support of our friends. Here is our Holiday Wish List for 2014/2015:
  • A new medium sized refrigerator (we only have enough power for a medium)
  • Phone Chargers
  • Jambox
  • A small vacuum cleaner (we don’t have much storage space)
  • Earthquake Kit
  • A new TV
  • New video games for PS 3
  • Bicycles to expand our Bike Club to include teens who want to ride but don’t have a bike
  • Bike pump
  • Ear Plugs (single use) for our nappers
  • Snacks
  • Cash donations
Thank you for considering The Place as you do your holiday shopping. And remember to use SmileAmazon when buying anything from and choose Young People’s Place as your beneficiary charity!


Healthy Cooking Classes Starting September 4th!

Cooking classes starting on Thursday September 4th led by Jennie Cook, author of “Who Wants Seconds? Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone In Between”.  This will be a six-week cooking series where our young people will learn some of the basics about cooking with healthy and wholesome foods.  The class will then continue monthly and be led by local chefs and cooks.  Classes will take place at the Senior Center and will integrate an inter-generational component by inviting seniors to join the teens in cooking.

Peer Mentoring Program Launched!

For 2014, we are launching our Peer Mentor  program for transitional age youth (TAY).

To be a Peer Mentor, you must be:

  • a high school graduate
  • at least 18-years-old
  • either working or in college.

The program requires a weekly commitment to volunteer at The Place and attendance at all trainings.  After successfully completing six months as a Peer Mentor, graduates will be transitioned to regular volunteer positions.