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Youth Advocate for No Minor Sale at the Fiery Foods Fest

Hello! My name is Lea and I am a sophomore from V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, NM. I have been involved with Evolvement since freshman year. As an Evolvement advocate, I have been educated on the harmful effects of tobacco, and have had the opportunity to go out in my community to … Read More

10 Evolvers and 20 Legislators Make a Healthier New Mexico

My name is Abigail and I am a junior at Los Lunas High School in Los Lunas, NM. This is my first year in Evolvement and I have already had some incredible opportunities to engage peers in my school and members of the community by conducting events and legislator meetings.   On January 31, 2018, … Read More

Partnering with Community Organizations Through the No Minor Sale Campaign

My name is Jaedan Marquez. I am currently in my junior year at Arrowhead Park Early College High School and I’ve been a member of Evolvement since my freshmen year. This year I have worked on the No Minor Sale campaign at the Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta in Mesilla, NM and also presented … Read More

Helping My School District Adopt the First Truly Tobacco-Free Policy in New Mexico

Hello my name is Kevin Pulido, I am in the 10th grade at Roswell High School. I am an active member with Evolvement New Mexico, a youth led movement promoting a healthier New Mexico. I have been working with the 24/7 campaign for the past year to help all of New Mexico’s schools become tobacco-free. … Read More

This is Me, Tobacco-Free: A Poem about 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools

This poem was written by Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team Member Charlotte Stalker, senior at Arrowhead Park Early College HS in Las Cruces, about the 24/7 campaign – helping schools be tobacco-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is me, Tobacco-Free Tobacco in schools chokes my future. It steals my job potential … Read More

YOUR CHOICE: A Poem about 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools

This poem was written by Evolver Arlene Munoz, sophomore at Arrowhead Park Early College HS in Las Cruces about the 24/7 campaign – helping schools be tobacco-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your Choice Both men and women, Smoking cigarettes became a “trend” Teenagers aged exposed and addicted to smoking, Death is … Read More

No Minor Sale Success at the Diez y Seis Fiesta

My name is Charlotte Stalker from Las Cruces, and I am currently a member of the Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team. This is my second year in the leadership team, which means I’ve gotten to organize and work events for both the 24/7 and No Minor Sale campaigns. September 16-17th, 2017 was the Diez y … Read More

24/7 Campaign: Meeting with My School Board

My name is Kevin Pulido and I’m a sophomore at Roswell High School. Since I joined Evolvement a year ago, I have been working on the 24/7 campaign to help make my school and all New Mexico schools truly tobacco-free. Throughout the year, I have participated in 24/7 events at my school, met with my … Read More

Building Skills and Friendship ENMLT Summit

Hello, my name is Katey Green, and I am a senior at Los Alamos High School. I am a part of the 2017-18 Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team (ENMLT). As an Evolver I have had many great opportunities including leading 24/7 campaign event at my school for Kick Butts Day and meeting with my principal … Read More

LOOKING BACK: AN ALUM’S PERSPECTIVE

Hello! My name is Faviola Marin, and I recently graduated from V. Sue Cleveland High School and the Evolvement program. I started Evolvement three years ago, unaware of how it would impact my life. I was a shy sophomore, not really sure how to talk to people, but here I was thrown to the wolves … Read More