Check out how we've been recognized for our work!

November 15, 2018

Ravenswood City School District Board

SVY was recognized by the Ravenswood City School District Board, and presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Superintendent Dr. Hernandez-Goff and the School Board.

At the same board meeting, SVY presented a $10,000 check to the board in support of the Ravenswood Middle School Music Program. Check out our other service here.

November 4, 2016

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly Reported on Bryan Owens, Benjamin Owens, and Silicon Valley Youth. The title is “Nonprofit offers classes, raises funds for Ravenswood schools”.

Palo Alto Online later reported on November 5, 2016:

One small correction: we began to charge a small enrollment fee in January 2016, not January 2015.

October 20, 2016

Congressional Commendation

Surprise! Benjamin Owens and Bryan Owens received an encouraging letter from the Congress of the United States! We are so honored! Thank you, Congresswoman Ms. Jackie Speier!

October 18, 2016

Palo Alto School District Commendation

Benjamin Owens and Bryan Owens were commended by Dr. McGee, the superintendent of Palo Alto Unified School District, at the District Board Meeting. (Video)

October 3, 2016

Ms. Holly Knapp

Thank you, Ms. Holly Knapp, for graciously donating $100 to Silicon Valley Youth! Your support and encouragement mean a lot to us! Her message:


The work you do is remarkable and life changing for the students you serve. Super proud of you!

You and your other volunteers are doing a fabulous job!

I work with at-risk teens throughout Santa Clara County and I know how much your work impacts each person you work with. Bravo!

All best, Holly Knapp

September 30, 2016

Palo Alto Daily News

Palo Alto Daily News has released an article on Silicon Valley Youth! The title is "Young teachers make difference."

September 29, 2016

San Jose Mercury News

Silicon Valley Youth is on San Jose Mercury News! ("Gunn brothers teach to raise donations for East Palo Alto schools")