Community Education Series

Athenian’s Community Education Series is inspired by the School’s mission of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution and hosts a dynamic line-up of thought-provoking presentations and conversations with experts near and far.

Each event begins at 7:00 PM.  Doors will open at 6:30 PM for a casual community social with light fare.  All parents and friends of Athenian are invited to attend. Check The Weekly for information on registration and campus location. 

Angst Documentary


Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Angst is a 56-minute film that explores anxiety- its causes, effects, and what we can do about it.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources, and tools.





Josh Shipp, Author of The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans


Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Being a teen today is tough. Being the parent of a teen is even tougher.
That’s why we all need a little help sometimes. At this special event, you’ll hear from bestselling author Josh Shipp, who will take you inside the teen brain to give you practical insights on how to deal with those “I Give Up!” moments that every caring adult faces. Once an at-risk foster kid himself, Josh was facing down a bleak future that was likely to include prison or homelessness—until he met the one caring adult who changed his life, Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp. You’ll experience a hilarious and powerful presentation tackling the most pressing teen parenting issues; from technology use and bullying to building trust and strong communication. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll walk away with practical tools and hope.




The Well-Balanced Student 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019


A Presentation by Challenge Success Community Education Director - Mary Hofsted, Ed.M.
When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. Challenge Success, of Stanford Graduate School of Education, is leading the country in sound educational research-based strategies for healthy, engaged kids and stronger schools.

Challenge Success, of Stanford Graduate School of Education, is leading the country in sound educational research-based strategies for healthy, engaged kids and stronger schools.