YCD New Mexico

YCD New Mexico supports high school teens and educators exploring identity, educating their peers and themselves, and making New Mexico schools inclusive for all.

Started in 2019, today YCD New Mexico reaches over 400 teens and educators in 50+ schools and youth organizations annually across the state through our program.

YCD New Mexico offers a mixture of virtual and in-person events, workshops, trainings, discussion groups, and resources to empower New Mexico teens and educators to advance inclusion and justice in their local school and community.

Students and educators can sign up for YCD New Mexico here.

Check out more information about YCD New Mexico below, and if you have questions, please contact us!

YCD New Mexico is proudly presented by

RBC Wealth Management

And thank you to our platinum sponsors

Register Your School or Organization

Ready to take action to make your school or community more inclusive? Register your school or organization for YCD New Mexico today!

Registration gives your group access to all YCD activities in New Mexico for the 2022-23 school year, including the New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth, virtual trainings, and much more!

Videos

How to Start (and Improve) a Youth Led Inclusion and Justice Club

Whether you are a student or teacher, whether you are just starting a club or group or have an existing one — YCD provides a helpful series of exercises and ideas so your group can organize, find resources, and create an action project to advance inclusion and justice.

Native Youth Activists Speak Out

In this video we hear from Mason Estes, Leala Pourier and Lily Joy Winder about their activism work to advance racial, indigenous and environmental justice, as well as a group conversation about what celebrating Indigenous People’s Day is about, how they spent the day, why it’s important, and why it should be much more than one day.

Understanding Youth Homelessness

In this webinar we explore what causes young people to become homeless in the first place, learn about their experiences while unhoused, and also discuss strategies that help young people find housing again.

Upcoming Events

Student Facilitator Training

February 18, 2023 • Albuquerque, NM

Student facilitators play a leadership role at YCD events throughout the school year, most notably at the New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth.  Facilitators learn key skills including bonding, how to start a discussion, how to manage conflict, and much more — skills that will help them lead conversations on social change back in their clubs, schools, and communities.

After attending a mandatory training session, facilitators are paired and assigned discussion groups with approximately 25 students from around the state on the Conference day.  Discussions can include any number of topics, including an exploration of stereotypes, bias, social problems, and sharing solutions and ideas to make schools across New Mexico safe for all identities.

Sign-up for facilitator training will be offered to all registered YCD schools and clubs starting in January, so make sure your group has signed up for YCD as a first step!

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

March 11, 2023 • Albuquerque, NM

The highlight of our program in the state, the New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth brings together over 400 teens and educators from 50+ schools and organizations annually to grow their skills and knowledge to advance inclusion and social justice.

Partners, Allies and Accomplices

YCD is proud to work with dozens of local, authentic non-profit organizations and community groups to provide workshops and education for our programs. Below is a representative list of the organizations involved with YCD New Mexico recently.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
Agora Crisis Center
Teen M'Power
ACLU of New Mexico
New Mexico Dream Team
City of Albuquerque Office of Equity and Inclusion
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Participating Schools and Organizations

Map of the US with hundreds of red placemarkers.

Check out the list of 65 schools and youth organizations that have participated in YCD New Mexico activities in recent years!

Donations and Sponsorship

The YCD New Mexico Student Board is working hard to plan events for the 2022-23 school year, but could use your support. We need to raise a total of $10,000 from the community to make this program a success. Please consider a donation or sponsorship to support these teens’ efforts.

Donations

Individuals may donate online using the form below. Donations will be directed specifically to support this program.

Sponsorship

Sponsorships are available for businesses and organizations at a wide variety of levels and come with significant benefits to show attendees your support of their cause:

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000+

  • Full-page advertisement in the Conference program distributed to all participants
  • Tour during Conference day by student co-chairs
  • Info table for participants to browse during arrival
  • Signage for Opening/Closing Ceremonies
  • Prominent display of linked logo on Conference website
  • Mention in post-event email blast to all participants
  • Mention of sponsorship over YCD social media channels

Gold Sponsor: $1,000+

  • Full-page advertisement in the Conference program distributed to all participants
  • Info table for participants to browse during arrival
  • Display of linked logo on Conference website
  • Mention in post-event email blast to all participants
  • Mention of sponsorship over YCD social media channels

Silver Sponsor: $500+

  • Half-page advertisement in the Conference program distributed to all participants
  • Info table for participants to browse during arrival
  • Invitation to attend Opening Ceremonies
  • Display of logo on Conference website

Bronze Sponsor: $250+

  • Quarter-page advertisement in the Conference program distributed to all participants
  • Invitation to attend Opening Ceremonies
  • Mention on Conference website

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, or to make your pledge, please contact us.

Contact Info

For more information about the YCD New Mexico Student Board, contact either organizer for the program:

Nikki Archuleta

Nikki Archuleta

Organizer – YCD New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 804-6790
narchuleta@ycdiversity.org

Gina Cordova

Organizer – YCD New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 226-2545
gina.cordova@aps.edu

For questions about registration, payment, or anything else, contact YCD’s Executive Director:

Caleb Munro

Caleb Munro

Executive Director
Denver, Colorado
(720) 507-0746
cmunro@ycdiversity.org