PPTL Summer Programming

We are thrilled to be able to offer our most comprehensive summer programming schedule yet for youth, college students, and adults.  Mental health is complex on a good day so with Covid-19 we know that youth and those leading them need this information now more than ever.  Everything is online making it easily accessible and available for anyone around the world.  There are more programs on the way, too, so keep checking back!

Youth Programming

As students start to head back to school this fall, we know their mental health needs will be higher than ever. We are now offering FREE self-care and healthy coping skills workshops for the remainder of the summer. We would love to present to your group of middle school or high school students to help them prepare for this big transition back. 

If you're interested in scheduling a workshop, please email our Director of Youth Engagement, Emmalee Bowlin at emmalee@pleasepassthelove.org

Teen & Adult Talks by ForWARD Consulting

Adult Programs

Online School Mental Health Academy 

Our Online School Mental Health Academy is completely self-paced, so participants can start and finish when they would like. We have two main tracks:


1. Certified Staff (teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals working with schools, etc). The certified staff track in partnership with Drake University can be taken for graduate credit ($210), license renewal credit ($100), or no credit ($35).


2. Support Staff (paraprofessionals, bus drivers, community agencies, before and after school programs, nutrition staff, administrative assistants, etc). While the support staff track does not have credit at this time if students complete all five courses they will receive a School Mental Health for Support Staff Certification from Please Pass the Love.  $25 each course or $85 for all five!

Cooking Class Link for Friday 


Certified Staff Courses- Links will be live on September 1

Support Staff Courses 

Book Studies 

We are excited to be launching a series of book studies throughout the summer for adults working with students including teachers, administrators, para-professionals, school counselors, and many more. Dr. Jennifer Ulie-Wells will facilitate the much-needed conversations to meet student mental, emotional, and social needs using an intersectional lens.  The book studies are thought-provoking, challenging, and only for those that really want to do whatever it takes to meet student, staff, and family needs.  If you’re ready to be challenged and elevate your expertise, these are must-join opportunities. These can be taken for no-credit ($35) or for license renewal credit ($100). All book studies will start with a pre-recorded engagement class that will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.

FREE Lunch and Learn Webinars 

Our lunch & learn webinars are free hour-long opportunities to get critical social emotional and mental Health strategy and resources to meet the increased needs of students, staff, and families during and after Covid-19.

Multi-Lingual Programs

We are so excited to announce our multilingual programs.  We are rapidly adding more so keep checking back!

Contact Us

PHONE: 515.441-9419
EMAIL: info@pleasepassthelove.org

4801 Franklin Ave. 

Des Moines, IA 50310

Please Pass the Love  ©2020