Category: Events

Parent Education – What’s Going on in there?

What’s going on in there?

Using brain science to understand your child’s cognitive and emotional development

Take a look at your child’s behavior from the inside out. Why do our kids, and people in general, do the things that they do?

This five part series will focus on the mysteries of the brain and behavior.  We will also discuss how experiences can effect a child’s brain, actions and emotions.  In each session we will offer strategies for navigating behaviors, building attachments and strengthening relationships with your child.

Where: Madison Elementary, Room A219, 515 E. Ashtabula Street, Pasadena, 91104

When: Wednesdays at 8:00am on

October 2 | What’s Going on in There?

October 9 | Social Emotional Intelligence Supports Academic Achievement

October 16 | Teaching Self-Regulation

October 23 | Time Management and Planning

October 30 | Surviving Sunrise and Sunset

November 6 | Mindfulness

Please contact Lisa Barrios at 626.795.5166 or email her at to RSVP or to ask any questions.

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¿Qué está pasando ahí?

Usando la ciencia del cerebro para entender el desarrollo cognitivo y emocional de su hijo/a

Observe el comportamiento de su hijo desde adentro hacia afuera. ¿Por qué nuestros hijos y la gente en general hacen las cosas que hacen?

Esta serie de cinco partes se centrará en los misterios del cerebro y el comportamiento. También discutiremos cómo las experiencias pueden afectar el cerebro, las acciones y las emociones de un niño. En cada sesión ofreceremos estrategias para navegar comportamientos, creando vínculos y fortaleciendo las relaciones con su hijo.

Dónde: Madison Elementary, Salon A219, 515 E. Ashtabula Street, Pasadena, 91104

Cuando: Los miercoles a las 8:30AM

Octubre 2 | ¿Qué Está Pasando Ahí?

Octubre 9 | La Inteligencia Social y Emocional Apoya el Logro Académico

Octubre 16 | Enseñando Gratitud

Octubre 23 | Gestión del Tiempo y Planificación

Octubre 30 | Como Sobrevivir al Amanecer y al Atardecer

Noviembre 6 | Atención Plena

Preguntas? Por favor conectase con Lisa Barrios marcando 626.795.5166 o

30th Birthday Celebration

Join us for Young & Healthy’s 30th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, October 12, 2019  6:30pm

Get ready for a birthday party to knock your socks off because Young & Healthy is turning 30!

On October 12 we will honor our founders and all of our past presidents as we celebrate our accomplishments in the community.  Join us for a festive evening of dinner, dancing, cake and lots of confetti at the Pasadena Masonic Temple.

Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate! 

To become a Patron, Buy Tickets and learn more about this event, please follow this link: 


Help Young & Healthy Celebrate National Volunteer Week

It’s that time of year again!

Each year during National Volunteer Week, Young & Healthy recognizes the great efforts and hard work of the many professional volunteers (doctors, dentists, therapists, pharmacies, etc.) that provide free care and services to our under and uninsured children/clients in the greater Pasadena area.  We will recognize our volunteers this year with the delivery of a special home baked bundt cake!  To make this possible, Young & Healthy is seeking volunteers to help us bake, wrap and deliver cakes.  Please see details, below, and sign-up in advance if you are able to help.  All volunteer assistance is much appreciated!!  Contact Liz Arnold at Young & Healthy at 626-795-5166 x15 or

Calling all Bakers…300+ Bundt Cakes Needed

Bake one cake, bake five cakes, bake fifteen cakes!  Volunteers are needed to bake any type of bundt cakes for our professional providers.  Cakes need to be delivered on Wednesday, April 10 between 7:00 and 10:00am to the offices of Young & Healthy (136 W. Peoria Street, Pasadena), where we will be wrapping the cakes and sending them out for delivery to providers’ offices.  Please put cakes on a sturdy disposable plate and wrap with plastic wrap. Want to bake a cake but can’t deliver it that morning? No Problem! Contact Liz Arnold at Young & Healthy at 626-795-5166 x15 or to make other arrangements.

Cake Wrappers Needed

Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, April 10 from 7:00am-12:00pm in the offices of Young & Healthy (136 W. Peoria Street, Pasadena), to assist with the wrapping of 300+ bundt cakes.  Clear plastic wrap and ribbons will be used to beautifully wrap each cake and a special “thank you” tag will be added before the cakes go out the door for delivery.  All supplies will be provided by Young & Healthy.

Delivery Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to drive and deliver bundt cakes to providers’ offices on Wednesday, April 10 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  You may deliver one cake or 20 cakes…with a friend or solo!  Provider address cards and maps will be available for all deliveries and will be within a single geographic area to minimize travel.


Join us for “Creating Connections”

You are invited to Young & Healthy’s free fundraising event!

Come enjoy some coffee and a quick breakfast snack while hearing about what Young & Healthy has been up to in the community.  Learn about our newest programs and how we have made a positive impact for the children and families in the greater Pasadena area.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
8:00-9:00 am
Young & Healthy
136 W. Peoria Street

Valet parking provided.  Please RSVP by April 26.

For more information or to RSVP, please email or or call Young & Healthy at 626-795-5166.

Make a Donation to Our Creating Connections Event


GALA 2019

CADDYSHACK – Let’s Par-Tee for Children’s Healthcare

On Saturday,  January 26, 2019 Young & Healthy held its annual gala event at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.  The theme was CADDYSHACK and our guests took advantage of the opportunity to dress in their favorite CADDYSHACK golf attire!  Golf caps, bright plaid pants and argyle sweaters were a hit and made for some fun photo booth shots!

We are very thankful for this year’s event chairpersons, Carrie Walker and Cristina Navarrete, who worked hard to make the event so successful, raising approximately $300,000.  The club was creatively decorated and golf inspired for an evening of food, friends, fun and fundraising for Young & Healthy.

We were proud to honor the DiMassa Family/Summerkids with the Alliance Award and Dr. Janice DaVolio and Dr. Seth Vaccaro with the J. Donald Thomas Award during the event. These awards are given to those whose dedication, perseverance and selfless devotion to the well-being of children exemplify the spirit that led to the founding of our healthcare program over 27 years ago.

Many thanks to those who could attend the gala.  We missed our friends who could not participate this year.  We hope to see you all next year!