Our conference is planned entirely by and for students, and you’re invited to join us.

One of the conference’s most unique aspects is the Executive Committee, a team of 20-30 students who plan the conference in its entirety. While the conference’s goals do not change year to year, every other detail is planned by this group of dedicated volunteers. We also take the group through a variety of bonding exercises, to explore their own identity as well as learn about others in the group. The Executive Committee also has a chance to participate in several workshops on different diversity-related topics leading up to the conference.

The committee is open to all high school students.  We actively recruit and encourage students from all backgrounds and from a variety of Albuquerque-area high schools to join us for this unique, compelling experience.

Information Sessions

This year YCD will be hosting three information sessions for students who may be interested in participating in the Executive Committee, but want more information. Please consider joining us at one of these upcoming events to meet the student co-chairs for the 2020 conference, hear from alumni who have participated on the EC before, and ask any questions you have about this unique opportunity!

Monday, September 23, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 pm
College and Career High School/Native American Community Academy
940 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM  87106
Look for signs at the main entrance
Get directions to the meeting location here

Monday, October 7, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Manzano High School
12200 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM  87112
Look for signs at the main entrance
Get directions to the meeting location here

Monday, October 14, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Valley High School
1505 Candelaria Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Look for signs at the main entrance
Get directions to the meeting location here

Regular Meetings

Meetings for the NMDCY Executive Committee will begin in October 2019. The group meets weekly through the conference day in March, with breaks for holidays. Regular attendance at the meetings is required, so please consider the time commitment before agreeing to participate. We strongly encourage you to attend the info session advertised above to learn more about the experience.

Meetings will take place on the CNM Main Campus at the EC Building, which houses College and Career High School as well as the Native American Community Academy.

940 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM  87106
Get directions to the meeting location here

Sign Up for the Executive Committee

If you’re interested in joining the 2020 NMDCY Executive Committee, please fill out the form below.