Silicon Valley’s only spanish-speaking PARENT PROJECT® finds success and receives 49ers unity award
SANTA CLARA , CA – Dozens of Spanish-speaking bay area parents who are raising difficult or out-of-
control children have a new, unique resource to help them improve their parenting skills. The Sunnyvale-
based non-profit, Heart2Heart-Teens (H2H-Teens), which works with low income families throughout
Silicon Valley, is partnering with the local Schools and community partners in offering the Parent Project
® Program (www.parentproject.com).
H2H-Teens received the 49ers Perry/Yonamine Unity Award for keeping families united through the
Parent Project ® and Teen “Success” program. 18 Teen and mentors from Mountain View and
Sunnyvale attended the game to receive the ward and watch a victory over the Falcons. “For many of
our teens, this is their first time attending a game, even if the Stadium is in their back yard”, Lopez
Parents enrolled in the current program are learning how important it is to show their children they love
them and ways to express it. Other sessions include subjects like drug use, gangs, and active
supervision (paying attention to such things as who their children are friends with, what they watch on
TV, who they are communicating with on their phones and how to monitor Facebook),
H2H-Teens offers workshops are offered every Tuesday at 6PM where the entire family is welcomed
and are learning skills that can improve family dynamics. While parents are learning effective skills,
teens are being mentored through cooking. They are gaining leadership skills and serving their families;
life-skills not normally expected from at-risk teens.
Lopez, families and/or teens are available for interview.
Contact: Aimee Lopez