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Welcome to Mountain View-Los Altos Challenge Team

The MVLA Challenge Team builds meaningful community partnerships to support the success of children, youth and families in the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. The Challenge Team brings together leaders from school districts, city and county services, parent and student groups, and other non-profit organizations to serve youth and strengthen our community.   

The Challenge team has been meeting monthly since 1987 to collaborate, build relationships, address challenges, reduce duplication of services and explore opportunities to share resources that ultimately foster healthy youth development for all kids in our area. The group focuses on ways to prevent negative behaviors and honor students for the good work they are doing while staying abreast to deter local gang activity, alcohol and drug use.



  • Champions for Youth just announced: Judy Crates and Bobby Taylor. Youth Champion is LAHS student Megan Tsern
  • Champion for Youth Breakfast speaker announced: Jim Wiltens (see sign up for breakfast via eventbrite here
  • A Cutting-Edge Course to Learn & Teach about Islam at Stanford upcoming: flyer here
  • Girls Who Code Program at MV Library. click here for spring program info.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text BAY to 741741 for free, 24/7, confidential crisis support by text. Apply to be a volunteer Crisis Counselor at
  • Year Up Program empowers young adults to succeed in careers and education. Click here for more info
  • Resource Links