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Hi Teens and Parents! We hope everyone is easing back into the grove of the

school year. September is jam-packed with workshops, special events, and

activities. Whether you enjoy cooking, art, video games, sports, movies or

writing, the Teen Center has something for every teen!

One important thing we'd like to highlight is that September is national Suicide Prevention Month. Below you will find information on a free Suicide Prevention training. We encourage all teens and parents to complete the training! As always,

the View Teen Center is a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for ALL

students, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, gender

identity, religious backgrounds, and socio-economic status.

Suggestions regarding activities, classes, open hours, etc., are highly encouraged - especially when received directly from teens.  Leave a comment in the box at the front desk or email TheViewTeenCenter@MountainView.gov.

Registration for The View Teen Center is always open! Memberships are

FREE for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th-12th grade students. Click here for

more information on how to schedule a free tour and sign up for a membership.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The City of Mountain View

is partnering with the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department to provide FREE LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Training to community members.

During this 90-minute online course, you will learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide. The training will also provide you with resources to connect and support friends and family members when they need it the most. Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive a certificate. Suicide can be prevented, and everyone in our community has a role to play.


Register for the training here!

The training is open to all community members, parents, teachers, coaches, and

teens 13 years and older from September 1 - September 30, 2021.   

Teens are welcome to complete the training at the Teen Center in the computer lab.

Each teen who completes the training will be rewarded with $2 in Viewbucks to spend at

the Teen Center snack bar! Show a staff member your certificate to receive the reward.


Fall back in time and join us for an exciting two-night Movies Series in the Park! Movies are held at Rengstorff Park and begin at 7 p.m. or dark. Bring a blanket

or lawn chair and enjoy the show. Come early for a themed interactive photo booth. These movies may not be suitable for young children. Admission is free.

Friday, October 1 - Karate Kid 1984 (PG) 

Saturday, October 2 - Jurassic Park 1993 (PG-13)

For more information or questions, contact the Recreation Division at (650) 903-6331.

Join us for this fun, no pressure writing workshop

exploring expression and storytelling. Learn something

to help with college apps and practice your creativity!

Join us Thursdays September 2, September 16, and September 30 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Register for FREE!


Join us for a wide variety of FREE art classes from

drawing and painting to ceramics and fashion arts!

All classes are hands on, educational, and fun.

It's not too late to join in the first session!

Every Tuesday through November 9

4 p.m. to p.m. at The View Teen Center

Register for FREE! Limited space available.

Email TheViewTeenCenter@MountainView.gov

"Cool" parents, if you're looking for fun & FREE

programs for teenagers to do, look no further!

These are great activities for Mountain View and

Los Altos teens in 6th-12th grade. 

Blacklight Paint Party

Friday, September 10

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Teen Center - Castro Room 

Imagine painting and jamming out to music under

the psychedelic rays of our neon glowing black lights!

Our friendly instructor will guide you through creating

an awesome painting that looks just as good in

normal light as it does under the blacklight.

Limited space available! To register, please email TheViewTeenCenter@MountainView.gov.

Cringe Karaoke 

Friday, September 24

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Teen Center - TV Lounge

Rock the night away as you sing your favorite songs

solo or with a group of your friends at CRINGE

karaoke night! Bring your WORST karaoke song and

enjoy food and fun with friends. The event will include

free snacks and a lemonade station for drinks. 

To register, please email


The Teen Center offers Movie Nights each Friday night starting at 5 p.m. in the TV Lounge area. Grab some

fresh popped popcorn before the movie starts!

No pre-registration required.

September Movie Lineup:

September 3: In the Heights (PG-13)

September 10: Perks of Being A Wallflower (PG-13)

September 17: Spiderman: Far From Home (PG-13)

September 24: No Movie - Cringe Karaoke Night

The View Teen Center provides FREE tutoring for

middle school and high school teens. Tutoring is

offered online via Zoom on Monday, Wednesday,

and Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. throughout the

academic school year.

*In-person tutoring will resume at a future date.*

Register for a tutoring appointment by emailing tutoring@mountainview.gov.

Saturday Nights—Free!

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Whisman Sports Center

1500 Middlefield Road

If you like to play basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer or

just want to hang out with your friends, come out to

the City of Mountain View’s FREE Teen Open Gym!

Teen Open Gym is open to all Mountain View and Los

Altos middle and high school 6th-12th grade students.

Please bring your student ID!

If you want to play volleyball, email us so we

can setup the net ahead of time!

September Spotlight:

Paulina Rosales

Recreation Specialist

Be sure to say hi to Paulina next

time you see her at the center!

Paulina has been with the Teen Center for 3 years!

Her favorite memory of working at the Teen Center is decorating the Christmas Tree each year with the teens.

Her favorite hobbies outside of work include traveling to

new places, drawing and painting, and walking and

playing fetch with her puppy.

Fun fact: She participated in a pageant when she was 15!

In order to attend The View,

teens must submit a completed registration form. Staff will issue you a Teen Center ID card. Registration

Forms are available online as

well as at The View Teen Center.

Visit MountainView.gov/TeenCenter to fill out a membership form, then email to TheViewTeenCenter@MountainView.gov

or bring it with you on your first visit!

The View Teen Center is a

welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for LGBTQ+ students!

Follow us on Instagram for the

most up-to-date information!


Our Makerspace is packed with

arts and craft supplies and

materials. Come create, explore,

and invent! There is no cost to

use the Makerspace. Open during

Teen Center hours.

Do you have an idea for a Halloween Costume, but don't know how to

make it or don't have the supplies?

Join us for a series of Costume

Making Workshops starting in late September/early October!

Dates TBA - stay tuned!

allcove is a space for youth to find community, support, advice or even just a moment of pause.


mental health counseling

education and employment support

physical and sexual health

peer and family support

Located at:

2741 Middlefield Road, Suite 102

Palo Alto, CA 94306


Monday - Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Click here to learn more!

The County of Santa Clara

Behavioral Health Services offers

many Young Adult resources

and virtual programs.

Visit the Virtual Wellness

Center providing Engagement, Psychoeducation, & Wellness Activities for Teens!

For more information or to

register for activities, call

(408) 961-4700 or email


Click here to learn more!

More fun events are coming your

way in October! Here's a sneak

peak at a few. More information to follow in the October Newsletter.

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