Talking Talons Youth Leadership

Inspiring Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders, Today!

About us

We are investing in the next generation of leaders through long-term, interdisciplinary climate change education and youth leadership programs.

Talking Talons Youth Leadership believes that the most critical strategy to fight for a sustainable and equitable future in the face of climate change is to invest our emerging young leaders. Building upon a 30-year history of serving our Albuquerque and East Mountain communities through environmental education and youth leadership programs, Talking Talons is embarking on the next chapter. Beginning in 2022, Talking Talons is working with our community partners to develop and launch a new program model that aims to identify, train and mobilize the next generation of leaders, change-makers and problem solvers in the face of climate change.

The vision of this new model is to build a collaborative, cohesive and multi-disciplinary continuum of mentorship and support for local youth who are passionate about tackling climate change and pursuing conservation work, including: job and life skills training; youth development resources; leadership opportunities; climate change education; and social action projects.

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Talking Talons Youth Leadership’s Thrift Store provides an excellent array of great quality, reasonably priced recycled apparel, household goods, and more. 100% of revenues, — after sustaining numerous local jobs and necessary store operation expenses — directly support our youth programs.