Children and Youth Commission

children and youth commission

Vision: The healthy development of children and youth and a community environment in which the strengths of young people are recognized and nurtured.

Mission: To improve the lives of children by supporting local nonprofit and school programs that work for kids.

The Child and Youth Commission was formed by Resolution 1989 and is charged by the City of Santa Fe by an Ordinance in 1998 with surveying and assessing the needs of the children and youth within the city of Santa Fe, identifying and recommending to the governing body existing legislation, policies and programs that promote the healthy development of young people, determining priorities for program development, advocating in the community on behalf of children and youth, and planning short and long range improvements for young people, from birth through the age of twenty-one (21). 

The Commission receives three percent (3%) of the gross receipts tax and administers funding to local nonprofits on a two-year funding cycle at approximately $1.2 million annually (funding amount varies due to GRT fluctuations).  The purpose of the fund is to support community programs that promote the healthy development of children and youth, ages birth to twenty-one (21).  The Commission works in partnership with the City liaison and the Youth and Family Services Division to provide advice on ways to effectively plan, coordinate and support child and youth efforts in the Santa Fe community and present a plan to the governing body for approval. 

CLICK HERE FOR 2016 CYC INDICATORS/OUTCOMES 

The City, through the Children and Youth Commission, improves the lives of Santa Fe children by providing funding and support for local nonprofit organizations and public school programs that work for kids.  The Commission celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009-2010.

From the beginning the Commission has believed that:

  • All children and youth deserve a safe, healthy and nurturing environment in which to grow;
  • Families, schools and other groups can work together with respect for young people as valued community members; and
  • City government can work effectively with others in the community to support and enrich the lives of young people.


2015 YOUTH SUMMIT REPORT
In 2015, Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board, the Children and Youth Commission, the Student Wellness Action Team, Eagle Rock Professioanl Development Center, and other partners convened the mayor's first Santa Fe Youth Summit - a gathering of young people from across neighborhoods, schools and socioeconomic backgrounds - for an in-depth discussion the the issues and concerns facing young people in this community.

The resulting series of "Call to Action" Plans outline solutions, as envisioned by the young participants themselves, that improve quality of life for all of Santa Fe's youth.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2015 REPORT 

 

2017 YOUTH SUMMIT REPORT
Read the report from this year's Youth Summit, organized by Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board, the Children and Youth Commission, Eagle Rock Professioanl Development Center, and Americorps VISTA program.

Focused on bullying, financial stress, job opportunities, community activities, behavioral health, substance abuse, and more, 2017 featured a youth-led half-summit that brought more than 300 young people together to find solutions.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 REPORT

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO RECAP

 

CYC sTRATEGIC PLAN 

2017 strategic plan coming soon!


CYC GRANTS AND Funded Programs

Programs funded for 2016-2018 are listed in the Grantee list:

  • Early Care and Child Development
  • Youth Wellness
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Supplemental Educational Programs for students in the Santa Fe Public Schools

Forms for Grantees

Funding for 2018-2020 will open up Feb/March 2018

 

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 CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016 RESOURCE DIRECTORY

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chris SanchezDivision Director
Youth and Family Services Division
Post Office Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
(505) 955-6603
(505) 955-6760 Fax

Julie Sanchez, Program Manager
Youth and Family Services Division
Post Office Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
(505) 955-6678
(505) 955-6760 Fax

 

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