December 1, 2015



2015 New Mexico Governor’s Award for Youth Leadership for work while completing the multi-year USDA Forest Service Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) project grant. Multiple CFRP projects have been funded in the Cibola National Forest. National attention is focused on these projects because this work should reduce future fire-fighting costs to federal agencies.

2014-present member of 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (USDA Forest Service initiative) committed to working in partnership to connect youth and veterans with job and training opportunities protecting, restoring and enhancing America’s natural and cultural resources.

2012 Fox 2 New Mexico’s Style fall and spring program features highlighting exemplary community projects that inspire and educate youth.

2012 New Mexico State Legislature inter-session presentation for state legislators and community members advocating for and educating about state programs connecting youth to nature.

2007-present member of Combined Federal Campaign member non-profit meeting federal criteria.

2006 “Model Program” status through the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs & Practices. The NREPP ranking criteria are among the most rigorous in the nation for testing the effectiveness of youth development and substance use/abuse prevention programs.

2003 “Exemplary Curriculum” award from the US Health and Human Services.

2003 “Effective Program” designation by the federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.

2003 PEYA recognition for President’s Environmental Youth Award Agency Sponsor for local exemplary student environmental project.

2002 National Recognition by the National Center for Substance Abuse Prevention as an Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

1995 Innovative State and Local Programs recognition by the US Department of Justice in their publication “Youth, Drugs and Violence”.

1992 Renew America “Special Merit” Award bringing national recognition for success in protecting the environment, inspiring others to take environmental action, and reaching community goals.

1990 New Mexico Research and Study Council’s First Place Quality Education Award for its program at Roosevelt Middle School.

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (right) with TTYL's Program Director, Laurie Wearne (center) and Educator Tammy Maitland (left) as they accept the 2015 New Mexico Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in Youth Leadership.


US Senator Tom Udall with TTYL Board President Genevieve Barrett and TTYL Community Coordinator Susan Smith