The Mountain Center

The Mountain Center

The Mountain Center (TMC) is a nationally recognized and accredited 501(C)3 educational and therapeutic organization founded in 1979 as Santa Fe Mountain Center. We are dedicated to promoting personal discovery and social change among youth, families, and groups through the use of creative learning experiences in wilderness, community, and cultural environments. We provide unique opportunities within different programs for people to transform their lives through remarkable experiences and adventures.

One of our programs is the NM Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (NMGSAN). NMGSAN is a youth-driven program that increases resiliency, self-efficacy, positive self-identity, and effective self-regulation skills among LGBTQIA2S+ youth ages 13-24 and adults.

Through our programming, NMGSAN also works to prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors, problematic substance use, bullying, and school pushout. NMGSAN works directly with youth and adults via peer training, peer support, case navigation, and leadership development; and with schools, youth-serving organizations and communities to provide education and training to adults. Our Youth Council oversees our work and provides guidance on new programming and initiatives. All of our work is done through an intersectional lens.

photos by Patrick Gendron


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