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Partnering with Community Organization

I have been a part of Evolvement since my junior year and currently, as senior at Hiroshi Miyamura High School, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to carry on my membership and advocate for a tobacco free New Mexico. Our No Minor Sale campaign works to inform communities in hopes of gaining support towards … Read More

My Principal Meeting Experience

Ya’at’eeh! My name is Sky Harper and I am a Junior at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico. This is my third year in Evolvement, but my first year on the Evolvement Leadership Team. I recently conducted a meeting with my principal pertaining to statistics tobacco about tobacco use and tobacco policy awareness in … Read More

My Role as an Evolvement NM Youth Leader

Hi, my name is Eliana Ruiloba and I am a junior at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School. This is my second year in Evolvement, but my first year as a Evolvement leadership team member. I have participated in presenting to state legislatures about our wonderful program and participated in several school and community events. Tobacco … Read More

NM Youth Believe Tobacco has NO place in schools

My name is Amanda Sena, I am a sophomore at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I joined Evolvement this past year and so far I have introduced the 24/7 NM campaign to my friends. I have participated, in explaining to parents and students what I do as an advocate for Evolvement … Read More

Youth Advocates are “Fired Up”

Hello! Our names are Alexander Lujan and A’Leaya Lucero of Evolvement from Tucumcari High School.  I, Alexander, am new to Evolvement this year and Fired Up was my first event. I, A’Leaya Lucero, have been apart of Evolvement for three years. I am apart of the Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team and I have been … Read More

Youth Advocates at Community Events

Hello, my name is Dannika Maldonado. I am starting my 3rd year as a member of Evolvement. I have participated in 5 events two of them with the 24/7 campaign for tobacco-free schools and 3 No Minor Sale events, sharing information about illegal tobacco sales to minors. I have presented to 2 school boards, Silver … Read More

Finding my Voice at the ENMLT Summit

Greetings, my name is Caelin Cadman, I’m a senior at Newcomb High School, and a member of the 2018-19 Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team (ENMLT). Being a member of Evolvement I’ve donated my blood at a blood drive and helped be a part of a “Haunted School” event where I got to scare friends and … Read More

Passing the Torch

Ya’at’teeh shikeh doo shidine’e. Hello, my friends and family. My name is Samantha L. and I am a recent graduate from Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, NM. I have been an activist in Evolvement throughout all four years of high school and had the opportunity to serve on the Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team for … Read More

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