Fill out the form to add your name to the Media Work Group Contact List and let us know what days and times work best for you to meet.
Also if you are available to attend the first meeting before May 11 please select ALL of the times that you would be available from the list on that page.
The first meeting will be set at the most popular time. We will meet for about an hour. An email will be sent out with what meeting time worked best for most people in a few days.
Factsheet about underage drinking from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
A factsheet about underage drinking published by the CDC.
Underage alcohol consumption is common in the United States and can have harmful outcomes. A comprehensive approach that includes effective policy strategies can prevent underage drinking and related harms.
The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) works with state, territorial, and local governments and organizations to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences. ICCPUD’s website, StopAlcoholAbuse.gov , provides the latest research and resources to support underage drinking prevention and related issues.
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
Drinking alcohol can harm the growing body and brain. That’s why it’s important for young people
to grow up alcohol-free. And it takes every adult in the community to help young people choose not
to drink alcohol. It takes you. Read More
Please click the link below to access the New Mexico Community Survey funded by the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (NM OSAP) and administered by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE).
You can also share this page or this QR Code for access to the Survey.
Take the survey and enter for a chance to win $500 or $100
This year the Lucky Leprechaun Saint Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt will start at the Questa Library and the clues will be in the Municipal Park behind the library, around and inside the library. The hunt will be on Thursday, March 17th from 1-5pm. There will also be story time inside the library from 3-5pm. The first clue will be hanging from the bulletin board inside the entrance to the library. Please also take an information card and a compass from the sparkly box that will be under the bulletin board. Also, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please also post any photos that you take during your hunt to your social media with the hashtags #healthyhero and #vidadelnorte 🙂
Have fun and have a safe and happy Saint Patrick's Day!
This list will continue to be developed over time. Please check back periodically to see new content and if you know of resources that might be good on this list please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and data from the CDC about on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults. The bottom of this page also offers many other good resource links.
This page provides tons of links to other resources relating to youth substance misuse. Check out all of the categories under the main text on this page to uncover many additional resources.
This page links to a scholarly research publication addressing substance abuse by youth in rural America. This page only contains a summary of the entire publication. This page also contains links to some related articles. The entire publication can be found here.
This video will expand on why youth can have a very powerful voice in their community and empowering them to know and feel they can. Sean will address the issues of youth representation in the community and government. He aims to nurture the idea that the youth of a community should be a key part of its growth.
Sean, 19, is a Bunbury local and the City of Bunbury Youth Mayor with a passion for getting actively involved in the community and its growth.
Youth Leadership: Empowering the future | Ali Redha Z. Damji | TEDxPristinePrivateSchool
Aliredha Damji, the youth leader of Pristine gives us the recipe that helped him transform from a Bully as he calls himself to a compassionate youth leader. Like a true leader no ones left behind in his recipe ….. ALL are LEADERS
18 year-old Sunniva Muren lives in Klepp, Rogaland Norway. She is about to finish her second year at Tryggheim upper secondary school in Nærbø.
While the future is all about young people in Sunniva’s generation, her passion and inspiration came from recognizing the value of the knowledge and experience from the generations much older than hers.
Sanjana Buddi is a senior at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Other than her involvement with the non-profit PUREYouth, Sanjana is a varsity tennis player, plays double bass, volunteers at RWJ hospital, and is a Girl Scout working on her gold award, so volunteering has always been a part of her life. With the assistance of PURE, Sanjana is able to work with schools all over the world in makings sure that they get the assistance that they need.
Young people are quickly becoming the revolutionaries of today. How can you get involved? Hannah Testa highlights her story as a youth activist and provides steps and advice on speaking out. Hannah Testa is a 17-year-old honors student from Cumming, GA, but she is not an ordinary teen. While she loves her family, friends, and art, she is passionate about issues that affect our planet and she has been using her influence from a young age to educate others, as she believes that “knowledge is power”...
Help Vida Del Norte and the Village of Questa Spread Holiday Cheer this Year - Donate and Participate to Light up the Village this Holiday Season!
Vida Del Norte and The Village of Questa are partnering together to light up Questa during the Holidays again this year. We would appreciate any volunteer help, Christmas Decoration donations such as lights but mostly we would really appreciate participation.
We would like for families to be able to adopt and decorate approximately 30 trees that are on 522 north of the light. They would need to be decorated with solar lights, if anyone is interested in adopting a tree please reach out to Maria Gonzalez at 575-779-2260 for more information.
We are also planning a Light Parade and would like for anyone who would like to decorate their vehicle and participate to contact either Maria Gonzalez at 575-779-2260 or Dina Coleman at 575-586-0694.
You can download the application to be in the Light Parade HERE.
You can either fill out the application and bring it to Dina Coleman at the Questa Municipal Office or email it to her at: email@example.com
We are also currently working with the school district and local business to create a tree tour that will be in collaboration with the youth of our community and the local businesses. We look forward to a very festive Holiday season and we would like to see all our community participate in the festivities.
We need to do some fundraising to cover all of the expenses involved in lighting up Questa and decorating for the holidays. If you are able to make a donation online please click the green donate button or contact Maria Gonzalez at at 575-779-2260 to donate cash or a check or if you have donations of lights or decorations.
This page is coming soon we sincerely apologize for the delay. Please check back soon.