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 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 15-25 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 2023-24 school year. Weekly meetings take place Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm and are held at Highland High School (get directions here). Meetings start in November 2023 and run through April 2024.

The application for the YCD New Mexico Student Board is now closed.

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 2023-24 school year, including the New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth, virtual trainings, and much more!

Upcoming Events

March 23

Albuquerque, NM

Student Facilitator Training

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.

April 20

Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

Join hundreds of teens and educators from across NM for a powerful day filled with dialogue, education, and community.

Videos

Confronting Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Listen to this webinar to hear from Jewish and Muslim community leaders about their experiences with religious and ethnic-based hate and marginalization; the connections between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia; and strategies on how to respond to hate and discrimination when you witness or experience it.

Immigrant Youth Share Their Stories

Hear a conversation between two immigrant youth as they share their immigration stories, and discuss what it was like for them to adjust to life in the United States. This conversation features Angel, who immigrated from Mexico at age 3, and Raima, who immigrated from India at age 10.

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

Whether you are a student or educator, 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.

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 2023-24 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

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

Gina Cordova

Adult Mentor – 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