Developing Skills that Foster Health & Academic Performance

Free Programs Year Round

Opportunities for Hands-On Art & Agriculture

Promoting Investment in Communities

About Northern Youth Project

By Teens, For Teens

Northern Youth Project (NYP) was founded by teens in 2009 as a platform to develop skills that foster personal well-being and investment in their communities and the environment. NYP continues it mission to better the outcomes and opportunities for rural Northern New Mexico youth through hands-on art, agriculture, and leadership projects that honor the past and look to the future.

Northern Youth Project serves young people ages 12 to 21, providing FREE programs and activities year-round. The project works to empower teens in putting ideas into action: initiating projects they want to do, focusing on their interests, and engaging in activities driven by their passions.

Participating members have regularly shown increased rates of school attendance and academic performance, expressing a greater sense of awareness, appreciation and responsibility towards their community, school, culture, environment, and most importantly, themselves.