Bright Futures
Sep 25, 2020
Liset Morales & Abigail Palomares
Bright Futures

Liset Morales


Liset Morales from Bright Futures has been leading and teaching courses with at-risk youth for the past 19 years. She specializes in engaging youth in programs to help them build self-awareness and stronger life skills. 


She supervised and trained life skills coaches and mentors to work with youth and keep youth on track to achieving their goals in life. Liset provides consulting to coaches and individuals to achieve their maximum potential.  She enhances and adapts course materials based on current needs of the youth and develops different methodologies for maximum effectiveness.

She co-leads trainings at annual off-site camps to ensure youth are meeting the objective criteria.  She also adapts previous course materials according to current-year youth groups and updates content as needed. She has been leading the annual intensive retreat for the Bright Futures- Step Up program for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she trained mentors, staff, youth, parents and volunteers from California Community Partners for Youth. 

While living in Mexico, she volunteered at Special Olympics and different Drug and Alcohol Prevention programs.

Bright Futures is a program to empower youth (and the adults who support them) to live meaningful lives through the practice of their four cornerstones; Accountability, Commitment, Possibility, and Community.

Abigail Palomares

Abigail received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Justice Studies from San Jose State University. She is currently working on a Master's degree in Public Administration while serving as a commissioner for the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women. She is the Program Director for Bright Futures, and is passionate about social equity and making a positive impact in the lives of the youth and families she has the honor of working with.