Northern Youth Project hosts Garden Open House

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Northern Youth Project hosts Garden Open House

Join the Northern Youth Project for their Garden Open House and Salsa Contest. The event is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at NYP’s garden in Abiquiu, located across from Bode’s, behind the former Rising Moon Gallery. 

The youth will be leading garden tours. Walk amongst the flowers and taste homemade salsa, made by the youth from local ingredients. Help decide the winner of the annual salsa contest.

Cowboy Blue will be performing, and Deollo Johnson will teach a Salsa Dancing Workshop, starting around 11 a.m. Star Not-Afraid performs around 1 p.m.

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Northern Youth Project (NYP) was founded by teens in 2009 as a platform to develop skills that foster health, academic performance, and personal investment in their communities and the environment, for a brighter tomorrow today.

The initiative works to support the outcomes and opportunities for rural Northern New Mexico youth through hands-on art, agriculture, community service, and leadership projects that honor the past and look to the future.

Northern Youth Project serves young people ages 12 to 21, providing free programs and activities year-round. The project works to empower teens in putting ideas into action: initiating projects they want to do, focusing on their interests, and engaging in activities driven by their passions.

NYP was just awarded 501c (3) Non-Profit status. The Arbol De La Vida Annual Giving Campaign, with a goal of enlisting 365 donors (one for each day of the year) stresses that no donation is too small.