Youth Development Inc.
5005 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Executive Director: Chris Baca
Program Director: Natalie Chavez
Quantum serves the students of West Mesa High School. While the Quantum Associates, as the participants are known, are Hispanic, some are from old New Mexican families that have been in the area for several generations and others are from families who have immigrated more recently.
The program has had considerable success in helping the Associates raise their grades far beyond what the youth felt they could achieve, and in the process, help them to aspire to higher goals. Click here or the photo above to hear about the accomplishments of one of the Associates.
The pictures above are from the open house hosted by Youth Development, Inc. of Albuquerque, NM, celebrating two new programs funded by the Eisenhower Foundation. In attendence were Mr. Chris Baca, YDI President/CEO; Concha Cordova, YDI Associate Director, Education, Employment & Training Division; Veronica Martinez, Constituent Liaison, for U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich; Sara Cobb, representing Senator Tom Udall; Patrick Newman of the New Mexico Workforce Connection, Central Area Workforce Investment Board; and representatives of the Quantum and Argus programs.
Click here to read what Aurelio Sanchez says about the academic turnaround of the Quantum associates in Albuquerque.