Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Environment and Wildlife
Started in Taos in 1995 by a small group of parents and community members concerned about the issues facing young people in rural areas, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is now the state’s largest AmeriCorps program. Since its founding, it has hired, trained, and mentored more than 2,000 youth in the northern part of New Mexico.
RMYC works to revitalize communities, to preserve and restore the environment, to prepare young people for responsible and productive lives, and to build civic spirit through community service.
Every year, more than 200 young people from 16-25 years help to restore trailheads and watersheds, mentor youth in afterschool programs, create wildlife buffer zones around communities, and support public health.
Contributions from Nusenda Credit Union members through Community Rewards® support RMYC’s Learning Lab and afterschool programs that are designed to assist disadvantaged Taos County youth in exceeding in academics and critical thinking skills to become more marketable in the professional workplace.