Wise Fool New Mexico
Wise Fool New Mexico has a staff that is culturally diverse, and 74% identify publicly as LGBTQ+. Our flagship program BUST! fosters openness and acceptance of diversity by prioritizing self-identity as women, trans, or gender non-conforming people, and by making space for all body abilities. Teen BUST! is a two-week camp offered to low-income girls, non- binary, and at-promise youth who are nominated by teachers and counselors. By boosting the creative expression, both programs build social-emotional skills, expand self-confidence, and foster trust and teamwork. The participants ultimately become part of our vibrant Wise Fool community, and with gained resilience they can shield against life's perils.
The Santa Fe Community Foundation invited its nonprofit grantees to submit stories related to its June topic of LGBTQ+ Pride.