PEN's Mission is to Engage, Educate, and Empower Parents in Raising Healthy, Happy Youth

Recognizing parents as the key to building strong families with thriving youth since 2001

Do you want to protect your children from risks and prepare them for the future?

PEN provides educational opportunities, support, resources and tools that will help you protect your child from life’s risks, as well as raise them to be strong and successful in life.  Staff and parent volunteers work together to ensure that PEN programs are relevant, engaging, and responsive to the ever-changing challenges facing parents. 

Upcoming Events



PEN PAL Jump Start

Interested in Being a PEN Volunteer?

Join us for our annual Jump Start and become a PEN PAL !

Meet our other volunteers, learn how to get involved, and find out what is new for PEN.

8/29/17 from 6:30-8:00pm @ 210 Eighth Ave in Superior

Register Here

PEN Kick-Off: A Year of Strength

Hear what keynote speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Olson has to say about fear, and how you can transform your fears into strengths.

9/19/17 from 6:30-8:30 pm @ Fairview H.S.

Come hungry! Premier Members Credit Union will be providing snacks.

Register Here


Opioid Awareness Presentation

Get the facts and engage in facilitated discussions around the use of opioids.

11/6/17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Boulder H.S.

Premeir Members Credit Union will be providing snacks!

Register Here

Legacy ECM Systems


Be prepared and build strengths in your family


Failed ECM Projects


Understand, Protect, and Respond to Risk-Taking Behaviors


Avoid Content Chaos


Support your child in becoming a healthy, productive adult


73% of teens

say that their relationship with their parent makes them the most happy

PEN reaches

thousands of parents, youth, and professionals serving famlies every year

Did you know

you need parenting information years ahead of your child’s experiences?

Our Partners

The Parent Engagement Network (PEN) started in 2001 as part of a call to action when the first Youth Risk Behavior Survey results showed high rates of drug/alcohol use and depression.  Caring parents partnered with BVSD staff, and some community organizations. Later, the parents developed PEN to better respond to parent’s needs. We have continued to maintain a strong relationship with the district and a presence in the schools.

We also partners with numerous individuals, organizations and businesses that support youth and families. It is by collaborating with experts and thought leaders in the field that we are able to do the work we do.


Our Sponsors

PEN relies on its generous sponsors to continue to provide free and greatly reduced services.

Latest from PEN

Focus on Your Strengths

It is hard to believe that the start of the school year is just around the corner, and PEN is busy gearing up for programs that support this year's theme, 2017 - A Year of Strength! PEN believes in helping people build on their strengths, rather than focusing on their...

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