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Welcome to Rising Stars in the Southwest

A Youth Leadership Process
Enabling youth to make positive life choices!

Help us make the first year of state wide giving!

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Community Foundations, The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico (Coalition), comprised of the Albuquerque, Taos, Southern New Mexico, New Mexico and Santa Fe Community Foundations, is supporting New Mexico to participate in a national day of community giving. The nationwide initiative, Give Local America, also takes place May 6, 2014. Over 100 communities across the US, with the help of their own community foundations, will host local giving events to support local causes and organizations. Each local gift will be amplified with dollars from a national incentive pool of funds, plus New Mexico will also have its own, additional incentive prizes!

Nonprofit organizations are crucial to New Mexico’s cultural, social and economic health. They make even the most basic things like food and shelter possible each and every day for families across the state. They protect the quality of life that we value.

The Rising Stars process is designed to help today's youth develop their personal leadership skills and begin to set goals and directions for their lives beginning at an earlier age. Leadership is essential in enabling teens to develop character, confidence, and values that promote healthy behavior.

     Capital High Rising Stars in session Jerick Martinez and Lesley Estrada Diaz.

It starts with a dream or vision!

Our Vision is to promote the talents and healthy behaviors of teenagers and to develop their potential for leadership in our community.

Our Mission is to reach out to under-resourced youth and to develop their leadership skills, which translates into diverse community awareness, self-accountability, and the highest self-confidence in education and career goals.

Our Objective is to provide highly motivated teens the opportunity to attain the educational goals and technical skills they seek to become tomorrow’s local community leaders.

Our Values:
All Students are Capable Learners and Leaders
Social Justice is a high priority
Respect is absolutely required
Responsibility is a key to success
Community Service leads to thinking about others

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2014 Session
Process Application!

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