NMCAN partners with young people to build community, promote equity, and lead change. Since 1990, the organization has been leveraging community partnerships and volunteerism to improve children and youth's experiences in foster care. Today, NMCAN has grown to authentically engage young people impacted by the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems (ages 14 to 25) to improve their transition to adulthood.
Together, they work to:
Reduce systemic barriers that negatively impact young people's lives
Help them learn how to build positive community networks and strengthen their sense of belonging
Access tools to achieve goals related to education, employment, health, housing, and personal finance
NMCAN would not be able to support these young people without the generosity of its volunteers and partners. Individuals, local businesses, corporations, and community-based organizations all play various and critical roles in helping NMCAN improve the lives of young people and their transition to adulthood.
Volunteer mentors empower young people to make healthy life choices by providing one-on-one role modeling, supportive guidance, and encouragement, and volunteer financial coaches offer support to achieve personal and financial goals. They also work with schools, employers, and others to better understand the situations young people face.
To learn more, please visit www.NMCAN.org or call for more information: 505-217-0220
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 345, Albuquerque, NM 87102