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Youth Development

Healthy Coping Skills

Core Activities

  • School Based substance abuse prevention support and educational group(CLARO)
  • WINDOWS Family Communication

Supplemental Support

  • Choices Youth Conference

SPIRITT Develops the Next Generation of Leaders

SPIRITT’s Youth Leadership Services are designed to help at-risk youth develop the resilience they need to overcome the many stressors they face in their daily lives. SPIRITT’s youth activities foster leadership and talent, promote self-esteem, promote the development of transferable skills, and provide opportunities for enrichment and success.

Youth Leadership Programs at SPIRITT Family Services


CLARO Program for Young Men

Challenging Latinos to Access Resource Opportunities (or CLARO) Program for Young Men is a school-based program focusing on positive role modeling and support groups for high-risk male youth.

For additional information, please contact 855 714-8800 or

Windows Family Communication

The WINDOWS Family Communication Program brings families together for the purpose of learning how to resolve family conflicts in a manner that promotes respect for all family members. WINDOWS is offered in seven consecutive week sessions for parents, adolescents (10-17) and their siblings (10 years and older). Class sizes are small with approximately 10 families participating in interactive lectures, role-playing activities, skills practice and break-out group discussion, to name a few activities.

Originally developed in 1972 with a federal grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), this program been acknowledged at both the state and national levels for its effectiveness in improving family bonding and communication, and preventing substance abuse and mental health disorders in youth. This program has evolved over the years to the growing needs of local families in eastern Los Angeles County.

For more information, please contact 855 714-8800 or to inquire about start dates for both English and Spanish groups. WINDOWS is offered at our Glendora, La Puente, South El Monte and Whittier Family Centers.

The WINDOWS Family Communication Program is offered free to local families thanks to the generous support from The Rose Hills Foundation and Kaiser Permanente- Baldwin Park Medical Center.


CHOICES Youth Conference

The CHOICES Youth Conference is organized to provide at-risk youth in grades 9 through 11 with motivational speakers that will inform, challenge and encourage the students to make better choices in the areas of Education, Career, Health, and Personal Development.  The conference vision is to provide young people with hope, knowledge, self-worth, and a connection to a community that cares.

CHOICES Youth Conference is an annual youth leadership conference emphasizing the importance of vocational and higher education, financial literacy, emotional and physical well-being, and development of each individual’s voice. This event is organized in partnership with Rio Hondo CollegeThe Hispanic Outreach Taskforce, and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Whittier


Please note that due to limited seating, the CHOICES Youth Conference is by invitation only.  For additional information on how your school can participate in the future, please contact Tracy Moronatty at or 562 903-7000 ext. 134.