Spanish Language Social-Emotional Learning
Certification Program

In AHA! Spanish Language SEL Certification Workshops, participants learn and master critical 21st century skills that will strengthen community members’ ability to build alliances, support one another, share resources, and discover the innate power produced when guided by shared experience. The competencies covered include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision making, and relationship skills.


Better attitudes and relationships

Reduced emotional stress

Increased self-confidence

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: Check back for next session. For more information and to register for the groups, please contact Ana Leyva,, 805-451-9347.

AHA! Sing It Out

Thanks to the 500 supporters who attended the feel good event of the year at the historic Lobero Theatre. On Sunday, April 24, 2022, 13 participants sang their hearts wide open to an adoring crowd. We congratulate this years singers and honor your courage, resiliency, and deep level of support for one another.

AHA! Sing It Out is the culminating celebration of one of AHA!’s spring after-school groups. Through 13 weeks each spring, we shepherd a dozen teens through a 12-week program where they are coached by music and theater professionals and AHA! facilitators to learn, master and perform a rock and roll cover song.

Public speaking is said to be the greatest fear of most people, and for most of these youth – most of whom do not have singing or theatrical experience – getting to the point where they can bust out a rock and roll song backed by a live band is truly a process of transformation. As they learn to overcome fears and individual challenges, these youth also learn to support their peers, accept support from peers and trusted adult facilitators and coaches, and to stand tall and sing their hearts open in the face of fear.

The event is held each spring. The participating teens give the breakthrough performance of a lifetime to a packed house of cheering friends, family, and community supporters. We were thrilled to have had the participation of Martin Gore of Depeche Mode at our event in 2022!

To sponsor, or for more information, please contact Senior Director of Development, Molly Green at