Southwest Youth Services

Mailing Address: PO Box 82624, Albuquerque, NM 87198
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 265-4300
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, C- Environment, E- Health Care, F- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, G- Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines, J- Employment, Job Related, K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, N- Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics, O- Youth Development, P- Human Services, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

SYS Mission:

To provide positive youth development programming through educational, health & wellness and youth leadership components in partnership with American Indian communities and organizations.

Primary Programs:

Southwest Youth Services is pleased to announce a 3-year AmeriCorps VISTA & AmeriCorps project focusing on social, youth, and economic development with Native communities in New Mexico called the Native Youth Wellness Corps Project (NYWC). The NYWC will focus on the pressing youth development needs of Native communities to develop and increase the capacity of local youth resiliency, health & wellness, and prevention support. The NYWC will grow youth-led Positive Youth Development projects and will align the 4 NYWC objectives: 1) to support existing Positive Youth Development programs in Native communities 2) develop the Youth Advisory Group Project to promote Positive Youth Development and youth resiliency programs for Native youth; 3) develop the Native American Soccer Project as a model for wellness, obesity, and diabetes prevention; and 4) coordinate the Indigenous Soccer Cup as a youth summit using support to promote positive outcomes through culturally-relevant trainings in youth resiliency, leadership, life-skills, college-preparation, and health & wellness.

The 2009 Native American Youth Advisory Group (YAG) Project: Visit website for more info.

Indigenous Soccer Cup/National Native Youth Leadership Conference: Visit website for more info.

Native American Soccer Project (NASP): Visit website for more info.

Native American Soccer Start (NASS): Visit website

The Native American Soccer Coaches Committee (NASCC): Visit website

Summer Soccer Camps: Visit Website

Populations Served: Children and Youth, Families, Low Income, Men and Boys, Native American, Rural, Urban, Women and Girls
Counties Served: Statewide, Bernalillo, National, International
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $250,000 - $499,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

JoAnn Melchor

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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