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My Experience in Evolvement – Kamorie Thomas, Navajo Preparatory School

My name is Kamorie Thomas and I go to Navajo Preparatory School and I have been in Evolvement for two years going into my third year. I joined Evolvement to be a part of making a difference in communities and doing something that can help change other people’s lives. Also to improve on my public … Read More

Youth in the Policymaking Process by Cali W., Portales HS

My name is Cali Walker and I am a junior from Portales High in southeast New Mexico. This will be my third year with the Evolvement program and my second on the leadership team. Being a part of this program has allowed me to grow my skills in many areas, including my confidence levels. This … Read More

Making an Impact in Evolvement

Shazmeen Kamran, Arrowhead Park Early College High School Hello, my name is Shazmeen Kamran. I am a freshman at Arrowhead Park Medical Academy, and this is my first year in Evolvement. In this past year I have participated in collecting support from the community, hosting a principal meeting, and running a virtual booth informing the … Read More

Why a Day of Action Matters – Youth Activism Blog by Joey Maldonado

Hello, my name is Joey Maldonado and I am a Junior at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School. I have been a part of Evolvement for about 4 months now. I have not participated in ENMLT but I hope to in the near future. Evolvement has been a great experience and I plan to do it … Read More

Evolvement: Memories from Day at the Capitol

Howdy there, my name is Aracely Flores-Ramirez and I’m a junior at Valencia High School and this is my very first year with the Evolvement program here in New Mexico. Even before I learned about this amazing organization and its partner programs, keeping my generation from becoming addicted to tobacco has always been a priority … Read More

What It Means to Be a Leader at My School by Lauren To, APECHS, Las Cruces

Hi, my name is Lauren To and I am a Sophomore at Arrowhead Park Medical Academy. I’ve been in Evolvement since 2019 and this year will be my first on the Evolvement Leadership Team. I’m here to share how Evolvement has helped me become a better leader and help better my school community.          Before … Read More

Youth in Policy

Hi, my name is Desbah Begay. I am 15 years old and I am an upcoming sophomore at Newcomb High School. I have been a member of Evolvement for about a year now and I have also been involved with ENMLT for a few months. To be completely honest, I have never heard of “Evolvement” … Read More

Tobacco-Free Schools Can Improve Our Communities

Hello, my name is Alyssa B., and this year I’m going to be a junior at Newcomb High School. I have been in Evolvement for 2 years, and this year will be my third year in Evolvement. I joined Evolvement because I want to help my school and community understand that, when smoking, you’re affecting … Read More

Youth in Policy: Why Youth Activism Matters and How Empowering Youth Can Make a Difference

Hello everyone! My name is Jasmine Greene and I am an upcoming junior at Cuba High School. This is my second year in Evolvement, and my first year on the leadership team. I’m so very grateful that I was selected to be on the Evolvement Leadership Team this year and can’t wait to help push … Read More

I Want to Be the Change in My Generation

Hello everyone, my name is Loree Foster.  I am a junior at Aztec high school, I have been in Evolvement going on 3 years now, and this is my first year on the Leadership Team. I want to share my input on our youth at my school under the influence of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. … Read More