• Nationwide, 1 in every 10 male high school dropouts ends up in prison. (NY Times)
  •  It costs $31,000 a year to keep one inmate in a New Mexico prison. (Rio Grande Foundation)
  •  It costs $19,957 a year for a UNM undergraduate for tuition, fees, room & board, books & supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. (Admissions UNM)
  • New Mexico high school dropouts from the class of 2008 will cost the state almost $3.6 Billion in lost wages over their lifetimes. (Alliance for Excellent Education)


Teen Pregnancy:  New Mexico has the highest rate of all 50 states.  In 2010, 52.2%

of New Mexico births were to single mothers.  That is an increase from the 35.1% in 1990. (Today Health)

Alcohol:  New Mexico has had the highest alcohol related death rate in the U.S. since 1997.  Bernalillo County had 1,499 alcohol related deaths in 2010.  That accounted for 30.7% of all alcohol-related deaths in NM. (NM Health) Binge drinking among New Mexico high school s

tudents is higher than in the U.S.  Binge drinking is about equal for males and females, and it is most prevalent for upper grade students. (NM Health)

Crime:  Albuquerque is safer than only 6% of other US cities. We have 4,272 violent crimes and 28,637 property crimes = 32,909 crimes in a year.  That’s over 600 crimes per day. (NeighborhoodScout.com)

Drugs:  New Mexico has the highest drug induced death rate in the U.S., and it is continuing to increase.  Bernalillo County has the highest drug induced deaths in New Mexico. (DrugInterventions.net)

Suicide:  The 7th leading cause of all deaths in New Mexico.  It is the 3rd leading cause of death among youth.  That makes it about twice the national rate, and the 4th highest in the U.S. (NM Health)

Today Parents spend more money on our youth in terms of sports VS. their Career Development and Life skills.  We need to invest in the skills and abilities

We invite you to join us in helping our young adults learn to use their compass!