About Us


Our Vision: All Sonoma Valley teens are prepared for future opportunities.

Our Mission: Teen Services Sonoma engages and supports teens with work-readiness skills and experiences that empower them to succeed.

Our Motto: Employing Teens, Empowering Dreams

Teen Services Sonoma is the only nonprofit in Sonoma Valley focusing on work readiness and career exploration for teens.

TSS programs provide Sonoma Valley teens and young adults with: (1) work readiness courses focusing on the soft skills necessary to secure their first job, (2) work-based learning experiences that reinforce soft skills as well as teaching industry-specific skills, and (3) opportunities to explore a variety of careers available to them.

Ninety percent (90%) of all Work Readiness participants report increased job search and money management knowledge and improved soft skills needed to get and keep a job.

Our History

Teen Services Sonoma (previously Sonoma Valley Teen Services) has been working with Sonoma Valley schools, local businesses, and other youth-serving organizations to provide work-readiness skills and experiences to local teens and young adults since 1991. TSS is the result of a merger of two organizations - Operation Youth and Valley of the Moon Teen Center - which shared a common mission to empower Sonoma Valley youth to make positive choices for their health, safety, education and future. The merger was official on May 7, 2010. Read more about our history.

Our Nonprofit Status

Teen Services Sonoma is incorporated in the State of California and is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization. We are classified as a public charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Our tax ID number (Employer Identification Number) is 68-0390038.