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Youth in Policy

Yá’át’ééh, Shí éí Sky. I am a senior at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico. I have been with Evolvement for four years, and this will be my second year on the leadership team. Evolvement is a program that urges students to serve as advocates for themselves, and their community. As an organization, Evolvement … Read More

Finding that Fire Within

My name is Jaeann Gonzales and I have just completed this magnificent journey called High School. I plan on attending the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology beginning in the Fall of 2019, and I will be pursuing a career in Chemical Engineering. I have been a part of the Evolvement New Mexico program … Read More

Evolvement Youth on “Tour”

My name is Abigail and I am a senior member of the Evolvement Leadership Team at Los Lunas High School. I joined Evolvement my junior year because I am incredibly passionate about activism and social justice; as soon as I became aware of the many ways in which Big Tobacco prey on the youth in … Read More

A Day at the Capitol

Hi my name is Tammy. I’m a student at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School. This is my first year in Evolvement. So far, I have even been to Moriarty and presented an award to the Moriarty-Edgewood School Board for adopting our 100% comprehensive tobacco free school policy. I also was able to attend NM ACT … Read More

Evolvement Youth Kicking “Butt”

Hi, my name is Allyssa Wright and I am involved in Evolvement at Arrowhead Park Medical Academy in Las Cruces, NM. As an Evolvement advocate there has been many opportunities for me to speak to the press, to other students and even to school board members. Kick Butts Day is a day of action across … Read More

Bernalillo to Adopt a 100% Comprehensive Tobacco Free Policy

Hello, my name is Aileen, I am in the 11th grade at V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. I am active member of the Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team. Evolvement is a youth engagement movement working on making a healthier New Mexico. This is my second year working with the 24/7 … Read More

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