Children and Youth Commission

children and youth commission

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.

Each year, between 30,000 and 40,000 young people participate in these city-funded programs.  Some children participate in several programs at once.  Approximately one million dollars is awarded annually in five funding catagories.


2015 YOUTH SUMMIT REPORT
Last year, 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.

2015 Youth Summit Report

AGENCIES THAT CAN HELP 2016 RESOURCE DIRECTORY


Programs

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

  • Early Care and Child Development
  • Healthy Living
  • Outdoor Education and Environmental Awareness
  • Youth Leadership, Community Involvement, and Meaningful Work
  • Supplemental Educational Programs for students in the Santa Fe Public Schools

Forms for Grantees

 

READ ALERT - sTRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE 2016 

CYC INDICATORS/OUTCOMES 

 

 

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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