Students With a Goal (SWAG)

SWAG flyerStudents with a Goal (SWAG) Spring 2013 Fact Sheet

SWAG is a pre-college program to increase access and success in education for boys and young men of color from our middle and high schools.

SWAG is a program of the UNM Men of Color Initiative (MOCI) and Community Engagement Center (CEC) in partnership with ENLACE, Graduate Resource Center, Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM DIA), New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) South Valley Male Involvement Program (SVMIP) as well as other campus and community partners. SWAG was launched in fall 2012 with more than 150 boys and young men of color participating from more than ten schools: Albuquerque High School, Atrisco Heritage Academy, Camino Real Academy, Ernie Pyle Middle School, Highland High School, Native American Academy, Rio Grande High School, South Valley Academy, Valley High School, Washington Middle School, West Mesa High School and Wilson Middle School.

Monthly events will include a workshop and activity for middle and high school students and their families including:

  • 01/19 (12-3 pm) MOCI-SWAG Dr. MLK, Jr. and President Obama Day of Service/Coaching & Mentoring Orientation & Training for College Students & Community*
  • 02/23 (12-3 pm) SWAG Workshop & Activity/National IMPACT Conference
  • 03/12-14 SWAG Boys & Young Men of Color Academic, Leadership, Sports & Arts Academy (BYMOCALSAA)
  • 04/27 (8am-4 pm) All City Poetry Slam

*SWAG Spring 2013 kickoff will be focused for UNM and CNM students as well as community that wants to learn more about coaching and mentoring boys and young men of color in middle and high school.

Other volunteer opportunities will also be available for UNM and CNM students as mentors. Please see contact Christopher at, Jason at, Juan at or Matthew at for more information.