Youth Development

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

  • Ranchos De Taos, NM
  • http://youthcorps.org

Mission Statement

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is a stepping stone to new opportunities. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Mexico

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has two offices. The Taos office serves the Upper Rio Grande region of New Mexico. The Albuquerque office serves the Middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico. Specific areas for crew projects include Taos, Mora, Abiquiu, Questa, Bandelier, and Albuquerque.

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 2015

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Mr. Benjamin Thomas

Keywords

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Youth, Environment, Stewardship, Social Norms, Service-Learning, Tutoring

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Also Known As

RMYC

EIN

85-0404817

 Number

1810663546

Physical Address

1203 King Drive Suite 3

Taos, NM 87571

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Rural (S32)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

RMYC Corpsmembers make a difference in their community by participating in a variety of programming. RMYC has successfully implemented a crew based model for over 12 years which places 8-10 young people in a team to complete significant projects through our environmental stewardship, community improvement, sustainable forestry, after-school tutoring, and summer crews. RMYC focuses on Corpsmembers learning professional skills as well as personal development through weekly internships and education sessions. RMYC supports our Leadership and Training Center which provides experiential learning opportunities through our Challenge Course, outdoor wilderness trips and group facilitation. The Leadership and Training Center provides these opportunities to our Corpsmembers as well as external community members.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

New Mexico

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has two offices. The Taos office serves the Upper Rio Grande region of New Mexico. The Albuquerque office serves the Middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico. Specific areas for crew projects include Taos, Mora, Abiquiu, Questa, Bandelier, and Albuquerque.

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Financials

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN YOUTH CORPS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Benjamin Thomas

BIO

Ben Thomas, Executive Director or Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, himself a former Corpsmember, Supervisor, and Program Director at RMYC, has made it his goal to keep RMYC singularly focused on providing job and educational opportunities for local youth, while actively supporting the larger community through project completion. “My vision for RMYC is to continue to support the trailblazers of the 21 st century and excel in community service. Our job is to grant Corpsmembers the skills they need to become the next generation of change makers."



With a degree from the University of Montana in Recreation Management and Forestry, Mr. Thomas moved to Taos in 2004 to work on a Sustainable Forestry Crew for RMYC. Although a temporary position, Ben soon learned the impact the Corps Model has not only on the land but how it inspires young adults to make a difference in themselves and their communities. He has now made Taos his permanent home as his role at the Corps has expanded. Mr. Thomas also serves on local and national boards and works closely with the steering committee of the Public Land Service Coalition to ensure similar opportunities are available to all Americans.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is a youth development and job training organization that uses service to move disconnected youth toward self-sufficiency and economic opportunity. Members participate in a curriculum that addresses workplace proficiencies, fundamental skills, and post-secondary options, while completing projects in the community. Skills learned through projects and training allow youth to improve academic performance, find meaningful employment, and gain long-term economic success."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Billy Knight

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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