YDI-Elev8 New Mexico's students spent January 20, 2015, the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature, in Santa Fe sharing with their senators and representatives the needs of children and adolescents. Their advocacy was part of 2015 Children & Youth Day at the Legislature.
Eleven students from Albuquerque’s Grant and Wilson Middle Schools, both YDI-Elev8 New Mexico community schools, joined other students from across the state in placing their issues of concern before their elected representatives. They also made brief statements on the floor of the State Capitol Rotunda.
Wilson's students met with their representative, Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, and Grant's students met with Rep. Conrad James, who represents their school.
Accompanying them were YDI and YDI-Elev8 staff, including Interim President and CEO Debra Baca, Executive Vice President Robert Chavez and YDI-Elev8 Associate Director Jacob Sanchez(Pictured above).
YDI Head Start and YDI-Elev8 provided educational materials on YDI's services and initiatives to 2015 Children & Youth Day participants and visitors to the State Capitol.
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