The 11th Annual Indigenous Soccer Cup (ISC) and Youth Leadership Conference
July 5th – 9th, 2017.

Save the date for a week of service learning projects, life skills, and soccer.
So come join us for a FUN filled week!!! Please contact the SYS office if you would like to volunteer, donate, or be a presenter.
Registration packets and online registration will be up and ready soon.
Any questions contact Thank you!

Thank you again to all who participated in the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. This event was not only a day of service, but a celebration of our mutual commitment to give back to those in need and those whose mission is to serve others. The Native Youth Wellness Corps, a project of Southwest Youth Services would like to also thank and acknowledge collaborating organizations that helped to make this year’s day of service so successful: the Native American Community Academy, the Petroglyph National Monument, LaPlazita Institute, Road Runner Food Bank, City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Native Health Initiative, Native American Concepts, the Harvard Zuckerman Fellows Program, DJ Breakaway, Monroe’s New Mexican Food, Cocina Azul, Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School, community volunteers and our AmeriCorps VISTA members. A day of service is great way to start 2017!

SYS was recently recognized by AmeriCorps VISTA and is honored to be a host site. Check out the video on their Facebook page:

Dear SYS Friends and Partner Organizations,

SYS is supporting the Native American Community Academy (NACA) with it’s Thanksgiving food drive this year. This is NACA’s 8th year of providing Thanksgiving baskets to NACA families. Please see attached letter from NACA and help support their efforts.
In gratitude,
JoAnn Melchor
Executive Director
Southwest Youth Services

The 10th Annual Indigenous Soccer Cup is in the books! Thank you to all the students, coaches, chaperones, presenters, Vistas, staff and sponsors! It wouldn’t have been a success without all of you! Watch the slideshow video below which highlights many great moments that occurred at ISC 2016:


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Indigenous Soccer Cup 2017

The Indigenous Soccer Cup (ISC) is a culmination of positive youth development programming for Native youth ages 10-19, with efforts to promote healthy lifestyles. Over the years, more than 800 Native youth from local, national, and international Native communities have joined SYS in a weeklong celebration of Native culture, soccer, wellness, youth leadership training, life skills, and college prep workshops. REGISTER TODAY

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