Mailing Address: PO Box 1723, Ruidoso, NM 88345
County of Location: Lincoln
Phone: (575) 808-1204
NTEE Code: B- Education, C- Environment
Mission Statement:

To employ young people and their adult partners to serve and restore our community and its natural resources.

Primary Programs:

EcoMentors: A program funded by AmeriCorps, which we use to employ five college educated young adults to tutor in four local schools and an after-school warehouse.

NMYCC: In the summer we hire 20 youth, ages 16-25, to build and restore trail, remove noxious weeds and preform any other conservation acts that our community and county require. Around 10 youth from the summer project will stay on to continue work until the last work day of October.

Educational Cave Tours: Serving a big portion of local schools and after-school programs (Big Bros. Big Sisters, Space Shuttle Camp, etc.), as well as anyone who is interested, we give guided cave tours in Fort Stanton Cave. Our aim is to show the importance in the making and fragility of an environment through education and interaction. We also conduct restoration projects on broken formations so that they can repair themselves and continue to grow.

Populations Served: African-American, Children and Youth, Latino/Hispanic, Low Income, Men and Boys, Native American, Rural, Women and Girls
Counties Served: Lincoln, Otero
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $250,000 - $499,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Stephen Carter

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS

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