PVPSA's Youth Prevention Programs are collaborations between PVPSA, local community organizations and national programs that work to bring youth from self-destruction to self-esteem by treating primary mental health issues which addresses the underlying causes of high-risk behavior.


The VALOR program is a collaboration between the PVUSD Student Services Department and PVPSA whose primary purpose is to prevent school dropout by supporting expelled youth complete their requirements to re-enroll in their school of residence. Students and family develop an individualized support plan that includes individual case management, counseling services, parenting support and prosocial engagement. For program questions please contact Adriana Mata at 831-728-6445 ext. 343 or via email at


TUPE is a collaboration with PVUSD and is funded by the California Department of Education. The goal of this program is to reduce youth tobacco use by empowering students in grades 6-12 to make healthful decisions through tobacco-preventative instruction, interventions, and reinforcement activities. Classroom, parent and PVUSD staff presentations are available.  Referrals can be made by contacting Erika Trejo at 831- 728-6445 ext. 205 or via email at


The YESS program is a partnership with the City of Watsonville Parks and Recreation Department.  The focus is on providing youth and their families support to reach success and a healthy socio-emotional balance. Participants will participate in pro-social activities, fieldtrips and have access to all events in the youth center.  Families will participate in Case management, counseling services, and family centered activities. Youth ages 6-22 are welcome to participate.  Pre-registration is required and referrals can be made by contacting Marisol Maciel at 831-728-6445 Ext. 337 or via email at or the YESS Program Offices at the Gene Hoularis and Waldo Rodriguez Youth Center.

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