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Straight Outta YDI: Deanna Aragon

Grinding. That’s the modern term that younger people use to describe working hard.  It is, I imagine, a word derived from working so hard that the gears you use to run your life grind together as they are being worked so hard. When I meet Deanna Aragon, 21, of...

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Welcome to our new CFOO, Robert Chavez!

Welcome back to our new CFOO, Robert Chavez! Mr. Chavez' history with YDI began when he was a 14-year-old #summer youth employee. Today, he oversees all of YDI's Finances and Operations. He is second in command of the company,...

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YDI’s Hidden Jewels: The Petroglyph Project

It’s a typical high desert summer morning in Albuquerque.  The sun has finished its playful watercolor experiment as it rises over the East Mountains, and is now higher in the sky, already beaming its ultraviolet burn on the city as the day starts. I’m leaning...

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YDI’s Hidden Jewels: The Neutral Corner

Susann Anzures, YDI Neutral Corner visitation monitor Having been with YDI in many capacities for 18 years now, I felt I knew every program in and out- with one program being out of my sight for most of my career- mostly due to the gravity and sensitivity of the...

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Casa Hermosa: YDI’s Hidden Jewel

Lisa Lopez, Casa Hermosa Director The streets are quiet on this sunny, early spring day as I pass by street signs that carry names made infamous by the local news.  Gibson, Zuni, Trumbull- all street names that have unfortunately been synonymous with drugs and...

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YDI Gets 2017 New Mexico Family Friendly Business Award

Youth Development Inc. (YDI) this week earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the...

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