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Youth Services Program


The Youth Services program implemented by Community Family Centers is a Prevention Education and Intervention program that targets three significant concerns impacting today’s youth population: substance use/abuse, juvenile delinquency and teen pregnancy.

The program focuses on reducing major risk behaviors such as use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and active sexual activity through Character Development, and Life/Social Skill learning activities directed to youth, at risk youth and families that promote and foster resiliency skills (e.g., problem solving skills, conflict resolution, decision making and goal setting) Common risk factors typically serve as the “triggers” leading to substance use/abuse, juvenile delinquent behavior or teen pregnancy/ HIV/STDs.

The service is provided during the regular academic school year to students ages 5-17 at 18 HISD schools in Houston’s Greater East End. Youth Educators are assigned to the various campuses which include elementary, middle and high schools. The educators meet with youth participants on a daily basis and work with the youth for the entire academic school year. The program follows the evidence-based Positive Action curriculum that emphasizes building healthy children, strong families and communities.


♦ Parenting Program

Parents of the youth enrolled in our Youth Programs and community members can enroll in our Positive Action (research base curriculum) Parenting Program, which will provided opportunities to explore developmental asset-rich activities that includes self-assessment tools, character building and goal setting.


♦ Countdown to College

Countdown to College is a fun, dynamic, nine week tutorial program designed by college students and skilled professionals who know what it takes to succeed.


♦ Camp Fresh

Camp fresh is a 10 week summer day camp that delivers fun-filled days with friends, cultured experiences, celebrations and weekly field trips wrapped around an asset-based curriculum.


♦ Youth Program Age 13-17

The Youth program for ages 13-17 offers year-round leadership opportunities for pre-teen and adolescents.


♦ Youth Program Age 6-17

The Youth Program for ages 6-17 will offer activities for youth that are designed to enhance their successful social, educational and personal development.



Mrs. Rosalba Castillo
Prevention Program Director








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