Teens Learn From Native American Professionals

The nation’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday and predicted six more weeks of bad weather. But in Albuquerque , a group of students from the Native American Community Academy saw a much brighter future at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

They joined hundreds of other students across the state in Junior Achievement of New Mexico, a program that introduces students to the workplace. I tagged along to see what they learned from professionals working in hospitality, management and tourism at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

NACA Students Shadow Professionals

Ventanilla de Salud

At Mexican Consulates across the United States, Hispanic and Latino families can participate in bilingual health education programs while they wait to conduct their business. The programs, sponsored by Ventanilla de Salud, or Window of Health, were created in 2004 by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad.  I  spoke with Maria Otero,  Program Coordinator at UNM’s Cancer Information Services, about why the program will focus on preventative care.