Nurturing Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents

With Bestselling Author, Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Please join us for our annual fundraiser luncheon to hear from renowned psychologist and author, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., who will share highlights from her new book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. Lisa’s latest New York Times best seller is an urgently needed guide to help adults understand teenagers’ intense and often fraught emotional lives—and how to support them through this critical developmental stage.

Following the keynote presentation, Lisa and Challenge Success Co-Founder, Denise Pope, Ph.D., will engage in a discussion with students to elevate their voices on this important topic.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, hosting a table, or have any questions, please contact Caitlin Ciannella, Director of Development & Communications.

Who should attend

Parents, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Supporters, and Donors


The Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Educator/Non-Profit Tickets $75
General Admission $275
Table Hosts & Sponsors $5,000-$25,000


Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Damour is the author of three New York Times best sellers: UntangledUnder Pressure, and The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. She co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Damour is also a regular contributor to The New York Times and CBS News.

Dr. Damour serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She maintains a clinical practice and also speaks to schools, professional organizations, and corporate groups around the world on the topics of child and adolescent development, family mental health, and adult well-being.

Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.

Denise Pope, Ph. D

Denise Pope is a Challenge Success Co-Founder, Stanford University Senior Lecturer, author of Doing School, and co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids.