New Mexico Youth Leaders Summit- Summer 2019 The summer program will be an intense six week program held in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. Programing gears towards empowering immigrants, refugees, people of color and LGBTQ youth through the exposure of New Mexico’s social justice history, as well as the national movements all of this, while reinforcing the students reading, writing, and public speaking skills. The program intends to provide a , guide for students to discover their role and responsibility in community organizing, and getting hands on experience by generating changes in their localities and at the state level.
The program will run from Monday, June 18 to July 25, 2019. Summit scholars will attend the program sessions three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday.
The NM Dream Team Youth Summer Summit will have a focus on:
- Dream It: Knowledge & Resources
Student’s will gain knowledge on the history of social justice movement such as immigration, LGBTQ, women, and indigenous rights to better understand the political and social moment we are in.
- Power It: Leadership Building
Students will learn from experienced and local organizers on how grass-roots organizing plays an important role in society. They will gain knowledge on organizing philosophy, campaign training, story of self, and critical thinking skills through a racial justice and intersectionality framework.
- Make it: Take Action
Youth will get hands on organizing events, canvassing, participating in forums, communications and digital organizing.
- Feel it: Community Sustainability
Lastly, but most importantly, students will learn and grow through fun activities such as artvism, music-vism, and wellness healing. College prep, tutoring, and scholarship workshops will also be offered.
Who can Apply?
- Youth ( youngest 14 year of age) from Albuquerque, Sante Fe, Las Cruces.
- Registration closes on June 10th, 2018
- Please be advised space is limited to 30 students. (Las Cruces 20)
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