Youth Engagement

FUN Youth Conference

Last summer a group of youth leaders and organizations from around Doña Ana County came together to hold the first For Unity Now (FUN) Youth Leadership Conference. In 2014, 90 youth and 40 adults attended this exciting event that was designed and organizer primarily by youth. FUN 2014 was recognized by the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce with their Spirit of Education Award. Since then, we formed the FUN Coalition that meets monthly, and have a group of over 50 students engaged in the planning process for FUN 2015. Now in its second year, the FUN Conference is a unique opportunity for 150 6-12th graders to come together to discuss issues important to them in their schools and communities and learn about leadership and how to make positive change