Nov 26, 2019 6:45pm

No Minor Sale’s Momentum in October!

In the month of October, the No Minor Sale campaign built incredible momentum and support throughout the state! In one month, No Minor Sale was at 8 events and 2 partner presentations in 10 different cities. As a whole, the No Minor Sale Campaign collected over 1,100 personal messages of support in the month of October!

         Two organizations signed on as partners to the campaign in the month of October. Evolvement students Shayliin Reed presented to the Aztec Boys and Girls Club and Rose Tolentino spoke to Avenues Early Childhood Services in Gallup. Both organizations agreed to sign on as partners in the effort to stop the illegal sale of tobacco to minors in New Mexico.


         No Minor Sale has also had quite the presence in numerous community events across the state in October. The 2019 Albuquerque Public School (APS) Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 10th was a resounding success as Evolvement leadership student Amanda Sena, attended the event and helped collect 86 support cards for the campaign! Five different Portales High School Evolvement students took part in the two-day Portales Peanut Festival and accumulated 164 support cards for the No Minor Sale Campaign. In addition, Evolvement leadership staff students, Shayliin Reed and Ian Martinez from Aztec High School and Farmington High School, attended the Farmington Anti-Drug Summit on Friday, October 25th and had a No Minor Sale table while also speaking to hundreds of summit attendees. Lastly, Evolvement leadership student Marcos Martinez, along with four other Evolvement students from Silver City High School in Silver City, helped lead a successful event at the Children’s Fiesta at Penny Park on Saturday, October 26th.


         But that’s not to mention the amazing work that Evolvement leadership students, Kaitlyn Romero and Liz Romano in Anthony and Claudia Valenzuela-Rios in Las Cruces, put in to lead No Minor Sale tables at a Gadsden High School Football Senior Night Game on Friday, October 18th and a Trunk or Treat event at Arrowhead Park Early College High School (APECHS) on Tuesday, October 28th, respectively.

     No Minor Sale was also represented at an event in Jemez Pueblo on Sunday, October 13th and the New Mexico Youth Summit Event in Santa Fe on Wednesday, October 23rd.



Pictured: Silver City High School Evolvement students (left to right), Haley Perez, Fabre Hernandez, Aaliyah Brannigan, Marcos Martinez and Samantha Thompson at the 2019 Children’s Fiesta in Silver City on Saturday, 10/26/2019.


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