2021 El Puente Leadership Academy Applications Open!

Applications are due on a rolling basis - there are only 15 open spots available - please complete this application ASAP


We are so excited to offer our El Puente Summer Leadership Academy this June 2021 for local youth 14-20 years old! This year we will be hosting the Academy in Santa Fe with a trip to visit and learn from our partner organizations in the Four Corners area. 

If you're ready for change and want to be a part of making it happen, please apply! This program is free. The leadership academy is a week of leadership training, community building, friendship-making, and problem-solving. Do you care about the environment? Poverty? Immigrant rights? Education? Be apart of creating the solutions with your community! Grow the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to help our community & the Earth!

Our youth leaders led the 2019 NM Climate Strike and are leading a statewide, youth-led climate accountability and justice campaign. They've pushed for progressive policies at the NM legislature in the areas of education & democracy rights. They've led environmental work against dirty industries moving into our neighborhoods & have helped organize protests against police brutality & for racial justice in our communities.

Our program will have around 25 students in total with a team of Earth Care Staff available at all times during the program. After the leadership academy, youth will have the opportunity to participate in more exciting programs and activities through the Earth Care network on different issues throughout the summer and year.

Program Details and Program Dates


-Monday, June 7 - Wednesday June 9 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-Thursday June 10 & Friday, June 11 all day (9:00-5:00 PM)
-This is a weeklong commitment in Santa Fe, 2 full day field trips.

WHERE: Santa Fe with 2 day trips

COST: Free for youth

OTHER: Overnight Housing is available for youth who do not live in Santa Fe & cannot drive to the program site everyday (Ex: SFIS students living outside of Santa Fe).

APPLICATION: Apply Here ASAP. Our Staff will review applications and get in contact with you for a short follow-up interview based on your application as well as to discuss COVID-19 Precautions and your availability and access needs during the Leadership Academy. 

FLYER: You can access the flyer here & share. 

Earth Care has offered youth programs for 20 years. For more information & questions, please contact us by:
EMAIL: [email protected] 
CALL/TEXT: 505-428-9510



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