For the past 23 years New Mexico Voices for Children has honored the legacy of New Mexico youth Amy Biehl with the Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards. We would appreciate your help in disseminating the attached call for applications to NM youth far and wide with an emphasis on reaching those who demonstrate outstanding character and service, including non-traditional and traditional forms of service and leadership representative of the vast diversity that comprises our beautiful state.
The Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award was founded by New Mexico Voices for Children in 1993-the year that she passed away. Amy Biehl, a graduate of Santa Fe High School, understood that she had a duty to give back- to make life better for others who were not so fortunate. Amy decided to travel to South Africa at the age of 26 as a Fulbright Scholar to support the development of a new constitution. While conducting voter registration for South Africa's first all-race election-the election that would end apartheid-she was killed in a riot. The Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award honors Amy's commitment to serve by celebrating young people in New Mexico who have stepped up to bring positive change to their communities and the world at large through community service.
Please find attached the ABYSA application packet, also found online at
-New Mexico youth across the state
-New Mexico youth ages 13-26 demonstrating a commitment of community service
-New Mexico youth that have completed community service between May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017
How to Apply:
* Submit complete application along with a photo by 5pm on May 5, 2017
-A total of $3,000 in cash awards will be given out to two age groups: 13 - 18 and 19 - 26
-Two first place award in the amount of $1,000 will be given to one person in each age group
-Two second place award in the amount of $500 will be given to one person in each age group
Thank you for your help in the search for this year's awardees!!
Please also find a SAVE THE DATE and JOIN US at the 5th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference on June 26, 2017!
For questions or more information, please reach out.
Director of Development
New Mexico Voices for Children
505 244 9509 X 111 (office)
202 255 0103 (mobile)