WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…
“I came to New Mexico with almost no plan on where I would stay and with very little idea of what I was getting myself into and its [joining RMYC] one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
The feelings of apprehension I had been experiencing since the day I formally accepted this job only began to subside while learning about the impact of the work we do.
Long term I’m still unsure of what my plan is but I know it will involve helping the environment.”
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) provides comprehensive workforce development training and educational enhancement programs to New Mexico’s opportunity youth between the ages of 17 and 25. Corpsmembers work on a variety of land conservation, recreation, and historic preservation projects in partnership with local, state, and federal land management agencies. Other Corpsmembers teach environmental education across central New Mexico as a part of our “Youth Ambassador” program. RMYC manages a comprehensive drug and alcohol abuse prevention program in middle and high schools across Taos County.
RMYC provides the resources and opportunities for youth to find their pathway to success.
Vision for the World
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps envisions a world where all generations support one another; a world where young adults actively respond and adapt to an ever-changing environment, inspiring local and global communities to reach their full potential in the 21st century.
Vision for RMYC
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps recognizes young adults as the trailblazers of the 21st century and beyond. RMYC is recognized nationally as a valued leader in the Corps movement, excelling in community service and positive youth development to advance the next generation of change makers.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is a stepping stone to new opportunities. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.
RMYC is an AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
RMYC complies with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of RMYC not to discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant with regard to any terms of employment because of such individual’s disability or perceived disability, so long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job. Consistent with this policy, RMYC will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made RMYC aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the organization.