PEN's Mission is to Support Parents in Raising Healthy, Happy Youth

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


Upcoming Events

PEN Book Groups

PEN Book Groups allow parents to come together in a caring environment and discuss a range of topics that support effective parenting. Specific content areas include things like child & adolescent development, ADD/ADHD, drugs & alcohol use, bullying, and building resilience to name a few.  School teachers,  & staff, as well as professionals working with youth and families can also particiate in our book group program.

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Motivational Interviewing for Parents of Teens

Using motivational interviewing, Karen Alonge will teach you a collaborative conversation style that helps enhance motivation and commitment to change. You’ll come away with several strategies for facilitating productive conversations with your teens about creating positive changes in their own lives. You’ll also learn how to minimize your likelihood of triggering resistance and defensiveness.

Join us on February 27th at Fairview High School from 6:30 – 8:00pm

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Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!

Put the fun back in parenting!
Taught by Stephanie Bryan, LCSW, CACIII, plus Daniel J. Siegel, MD’s information on the brain

This class is directed towards parents of children pre-birth to age 6. You will learn specific tangible skills to use and a mind-set that allows you to be present with your children, meet their needs, and develop a loving relationship.

Dates: Monday nights from Feb. 5 – March 5, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm
NOTE: No class on Feb. 19th
Location: Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Rd. Boulder 80303
Cost: $150.00 for the entire class
Scholarships available – Call Stephanie at 303-875-7294

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way: A Class for Pre-Teens and Teens

Taught by Stephanie Bryan, LCSW, CACIII
Includes one session on Natural Highs, presented by Avani Dilger on March 8th

Teens running your life? This class will help you learn how to maintain or restore harmony in your household!  Join us to learn a common-sesnse approach to parenting. The strategies you will learn can be used immediately in real life situations.

Dates: Thursday nights from Feb. 8 – March 15, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Rd. Boulder 80303
Avani’s class on March 8th will be held at New Vista H.S., 700 20th St. Boulder
Cost: $150.00 for the entire class
Scholarships available – Call Stephanie at 303-875-7294

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Enough As She Is

March 12, 2018 @ 6:30 am8:30 pm

Fairview High School, 1515 Greenbriar Boulder, 80305 United States + Google Map

Join us in welcoming Rachel Simmons, New York Times best-seller, to Boulder.

As parents, we want what is best for our children. However, for many girls the drive to achieve is fueled by brutal self-criticism and an acute fear of failure.  After 2 decades of research, Rachel shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence – nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth.

Watch her video with Megyn Kelly on the Today Show

Ticket options include an opportunity to meet Rachel at an exclusive Meet & Greet!!

Cultures of Dignity

April 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Monarch High School, 329 Camps Drive
Louisville, 80027 United States
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A Presentation with Rosalind Wiseman author of Queenbees and Wannabes, Masterminds and Wingmen. Rosalind Wiseman has been listening to, and occasionally arguing with young people about everything and anything that’s important to them for the past twenty years. All of her work is based on the belief that young people’s experiences are important but often discounted and that adults often give young people advice without listening to them first.


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. 

Read the Boulder Valley School District’s Annual Letter of Support

PEN is honored to have 3 programs that are recognized as Promising Practices for Family and School Partnership through the CDE!

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

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


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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.

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

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