New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community
Advancing the well-being of young people by changing how communities respond to them, developing state-wide strategies to engage youth, advocating for policies and funding that support youth development, and by supporting organizations in adopting assets-based approaches to build communities.
The New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community is supporting the movement to positive youth development by engaging in seven specific "domains" of work. We believe that there are seven critical components required to solidify a shift in thinking and approach from a deficit view to one based on an assets worldview. The seven domains include:1) Youth and Community Engagement2) Training/Professional Development3) Program Development4) Organizational Development5) Leadership Development6) Resource Development7) Informing Local and Statewide Policy Public Allies employs integrated strategies to develop the next generation of leaders and re-define leadership for our times: The Public Allies signature AmeriCorps Ally Program identifies diverse young adults and prepares them for leadership through paid full-time nonprofit apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training. Our Alumni Programs connect and engage the growing Public Allies network of diverse leaders and invests in those positioned to make the greatest impact.