This magazine highlights the fun, cool and exciting things New Mexico has to offer from the perspectives of our young people. Kids will learn to create the magazine themselves and will supply all the articles, fictional stories, poetry, artwork and photography in the magazine.
New Mexico youth will learn valuable, marketable skills in the process of completing it. They will feel a sense of accomplishment and a part of something bigger than themselves—and will gain a comforting sense of community.
The magazine will be for sale for $10 and will be funded by a combination of business advertising and crowdfunding. This will be a quarterly magazine, with 75% of net profits going to fund programs that benefit New Mexico youth including public education.
New Mexico is the poorest state in the nation and our budgets to public education have been slashed. This can be an ongoing, sustainable funding source to make sure all our children have access to the best education, personal growth and mental health skills, training and expression in the arts and much more.
This is one of Tammy Poor's favorite ideas.