Promoting a tobacco-free New Mexico

Evolvement New Mexico is a youth engagement movement funded by the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control (TUPAC) Program at the New Mexico Department of Health. Since 2010, more than 3,000 high school youth have been united as agents of change to decrease the harmful and addictive use of tobacco in New Mexico.

Each year, Evolvement partners with high school clubs across New Mexico. Once a club is accepted into the Evolvement Partner Program, Evolvement recruits and trains students to work on Evolvement’s campaigns promoting a tobacco-free New Mexico. The program is open to all students at that school. By participating in the Evolvement program, your club or school can earn up to $1,700. Learn more below.

For Club Advisors: Fundraise For Your Club

Evolvement Partners receive up to $1,700 for their club and school while simultaneously tackling important issues related to tobacco. As a Partner, you:

  • Help recruit high school students in your school to attend an Evolvement training conducted by our program staff.
  • Earn money for your club/school as Evolvement youth complete program milestones. This money can be used for whatever your club/organization/school needs - it’s entirely up to you.

After the training, youth can become members of Evolvement and work on campaign activities throughout the year. By participating in Evolvement, youth at your school will:

  • Develop leadership and activism skills. They may even attend state and national conferences to present their work!
  • Have the opportunity to earn scholarships, awards, and community service hours
  • Be involved in creating real change in their school, community, and state

Evolvement covers all costs associated with the Evolvement training, events, and projects. Evolvement Partner recipients are NOT expected to utilize any portion of their award towards any Evolvement program efforts.

Interested in the Evolvement Program? Start your application today!

For Students: Become An Evolver

Being part of Evolvement means that you are an activist fighting for New Mexico’s future by promoting a tobacco-free state…and having fun while doing it. We do this by:

  • Leading projects and events that educate and engage the public
  • Presenting to Key Decision Makers at local, state, and national meetings and conferences
  • Earning points to cash in for rewards like gear, electronics, and scholarships
  • Working with other passionate youth activists to make a difference and cause real social change in our schools, communities, state, and nationwide

WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION? Contact us below to learn how to bring Evolvement to your school.

Previous & Current Evolvement Partners

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