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About Us

The Youth Advocacy Board is a group of youth that have either experienced homelessness or are passionate about advocating for youth experiencing homelessness.

The Youth Advocacy Board meets every week to talk about important topics to assist the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness ranging from professional development, health, community outreach and much more. 


The youth choose what we are addressing and are paid for their time.


Part of being a Youth Advocacy Board member is knowing that there will be times that you are asked to participate in a vote where you are asked to discuss and collectively endorse decisions that are made in the community.  

Between ages 16 to 24?

To be a Youth Advocacy Board Member you must be between the ages of 16 to 24.

Over the age of 24 and still interested in being involved?

The Youth Advocacy Board accepts adult partner applicants too.

Experienced or experiencing homelessness?

Are you a person with lived experience of homelessness or are you currently experiencing homelessness?

Being a Youth Advocacy Board member means you are the voice for every homeless youth within our Northern 14 Counties in New Mexico. 

Lived experience is not required to be a Youth Advocacy Board member.

Interested in being a youth advocate for homeless prevention?

Our members share the vision of ending and preventing youth homelessness in the Northern 14 Counties in New Mexico.

Do you want to be a part of the change?

If you're interested in being a part of our Youth Advocacy Board, please check out our Member Application and Adult Partner Application!

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