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.

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

Boeing

Apply for the YCD New Mexico Student Board

YCD’s activities in New Mexico, including the New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth, are planned entirely by the YCD New Mexico Student Board, a team of some 20-30 students from a wide variety of high schools and identities. Join a group of teens who are passionate about advancing inclusion and social justice, and learn the skills you need to make positive social change in your school and community!

The Board is open to any NM-based student who will be in high school during the 2021-22 school year. Weekly meetings take place Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Albuquerque Metro area, so you will need to be within driving distance in order to participate. Meetings start in October 2021 and run through March 2022.

Apply Today

If you’re ready to apply now, go for it! Interested students are encouraged to apply no later than September 13, 2021.

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 2021-22 school year, including the New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth, virtual trainings, and much more!

Upcoming Events

How to Start (or Strengthen) a Youth-Led Anti-Oppression Club

Date and Time to be announced • Virtual

To help groups across the state kick off the school year the right way, the co-chairs for YCD New Mexico will host a training on how to start a youth-led anti-oppression club or group. This training will also be useful to existing groups or clubs looking to strengthen their practices or re-energize their work.

Student Facilitator Training

Saturday, February 12, 2022 • 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.

If you’re a high school student and interested in taking this leadership role, click the button below to sign up!

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

Saturday, March 5, 2022 • 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.

Additional Virtual Workshops and Trainings

New this year, the YCD New Mexico Student Board will host several virtual workshops and trainings for students and educators throughout the school year, in addition to the in-person Conference in March.

Check this page for updates and to register for events, and make sure you have signed up for the YCD mailing list to get notified of new events!

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

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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 2021-22 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.

YCD New Mexico Bronze Sponsors

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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

Josh Lucio

Josh Lucio

Organizer – YCD New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 933-0291
jlucio@ycdiversity.org

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