Southwest Youth Services

"Providing positive youth development programming for Native youth in our communities."


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Southwest Youth Services and the Native American Community Academy (NACA) were very fortunate this August to host a visit from the 
Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) 
CEO, Wendy Spencer. This visit was a great success. It was such a pleasure 
to meet her & her staff!




Our 8th Annual Indigenous Soccer Cup has come to an end.
We had an amazing time with everyone that came out this year!
It was held July 16-20, 2014 at the University of New Mexico.
We had approximately 80 participants and over 50 chaperone's, 
coaches, volunteers and staff that worked around 
the clock to make it a successful event!



Congratulations to our 2014 
ISC Scholarship recipients!!!

Ariana Bitsui & Brandon Coriz 

The Indigenous Soccer Cup (ISC) strives every year to not only bring together
the Native community in the spirit of competitive sport but also 
to give back to the participating student-athletes that make it all possible. 
This year we gave out scholarships of $500 each to two deserving 
student-athletes, one male and one female, that were a part of this year's ISC 
tournament. The scholarships will go directly toward the furthering 
of the student-athletes education.  



We're famous!!!



SYS Staff is extremely proud of the
accomplishments achieved by our
2014 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates!

Special thanks to these wonderful 
individuals for all their
hard work, support & dedication 
to our Native youth & communities!

Southwest Youth Services
Robert (RJ) Anderson
Jacob Gandarilla
Jaime Hernandez
Seth Royal

Native American Community Academy 
(NACA)
Joshua Aragon
Starla Gros-Ventre
Kayne Whyte-Dale
Eilene (Lenny) Morgan

Johns Hopkins Center for American 
Indian Health
Lindsey Abeita
Carlyn Garcia

Thoreau Community Center
Paulette Arviso
JuiJu Tso
Mariah Duran

City of Albuquerque- Mayor's Office
Michael Brule
Alicia Vasquez

Pueblo of Jemez- Education Department
Alana Chinana
Jesirae Lucero
Leanndra Seonia
Frederick Shendo
Tonya Toya
Derek Two Eagle
Byron Yepa

Laguna Public Library
Mallory Johnson

Laguna Utility Authority- 
Community Connect Grant
Dwight Sanchez
Phillip Garcia

Laguna Behavioral Health
Kristina Martinez

Santo Domingo Education Office
Annurlene Aguilar
Christine Chavez




See our interview with Nike N7 Ambassador, professional soccer player, & model Temryss Lane below about our 2013 ISC!