Tag archives: AHA

AHA!
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 21, 2021

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that to many folks in our community, everyone who works at AHA! could be called a hero. After all, the Santa Barbara nonprofit equips teenagers – and often their teachers and parents – with social and emotional intelligence, using the five pillars of mindfulness, awareness, connection, empathy, and […]

Party by the Sea
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2019

It was the perfect time to meet new executive director Pilar Montoya when 20-year-old AHA!, a successful teen program which serves 5,000 families annually in California, hosted a beach bash at the Padaro Lane home of Frank and Tiffany Foster. Pilar brings 25 years of business and financial management to the table working with companies […]

Sing it Loud, Sing it Proud
By Richard Mineards   |   May 23, 2019

It was music to everyone’s ears when AHA!, which has brought social-emotional learning to more than 25,000 teachers, parents, and young people over the past 20 years, hosted its 16th annual Sing It Out at the Lobero. The sold-out event, which raised around $200,000 for the organization, was the culmination celebration of a 12-week spring […]

Let’s Rock the Walk for AHA!
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 25, 2018

It’s time to put on your running shoes for the annual AHA! fundraiser, Rock the Walk, on Saturday November 4, at 9 am with the starting line at Stella Mare restaurant across from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. I met with event founder Kyle Brace and development director Molly Green at the Starbucks on Coast […]