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Curious about what we're up to in the community? Check back here often to see regular updates on our programs, projects and partners or join our newsletter list here!


Feb. 2019

Unlocked Minds, Inc. is excited to announce Um... It's an Art Show!, our organization's inaugural youth art exhibition taking place at the Santa Fe Community Gallery, February 1 - 28, 2019, featuring diverse creative work from hundreds of young people throughout New Mexico.

This show will showcase the triumphant experience and difficult truths of what it means to grow up in the Land of enchantment.


Fall 2018

The mask and poetry project at YDDC is finally complete and the results are absolutely incredible. The work these young men managed to create will stun you! The Truality Book is currently headed to print and you can pre-purchase your copy today. All proceeds go towards supporting programs with young people experiencing incarceration!

Milagro Middle School

Fall 2018

We're so excited that we will be returning to Milagro Middle School this fall to work with Chris Slakey's 8th grade students on our 5th(!) Graphic Novel book! This is one of our longest running running programs and we can't wait to see what our students will create!


Nava Elementary School

Fall 2018

The school year is in full swing and Philomena is back at Nava. This year she has about 90 students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. She has a ton of fun projects planned this fall including name lanterns, and paper mache mythical creatures.


Fall 2018

Our Co-Director/Founder Philomena will serve as a mentor to a young woman from Monte del Sol Charter school! Philomena is an awesome teacher - we can't wait to see what kinds of amazing projects they will work on this fall!


September 2018

We've had amazing summer  at YDDC. The masks are finally done and they look AMAZING! In addition, we had the boys vote and the title they chose for the mask and poetry book is "Truality." Defined as: The true reality of things as they exist in the universe. Nicole is hard at work on prepping the book for print!


August 2018

The young men of YDDC are hard at work drawing, writing poetry and creating their masks! We've had such a good time working with these guys, they're hilarious, out-spoken, and incredibly imaginative. Just wait until you see their completed work in a few weeks!


July 2018

Silhouettes at YDDC with our amazing group of 50 young men currently experiencing incarceration at YDDC in Albuquerque! We're in awe of their creativity. There is so much more to come. Stay tuned for more from these brilliant kids!

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

July 2018

We had an amazing week working with the Georgia OKeeffe Museum's Art and Leadership Super-Girls! Come check out their self-portraits at the Art and Leadership Exhibition Opening! Sunday, August 12th, 3:00 - 5:00p at the O'Keeffe's Education Annex!!


Summer 2018

We are so excited to welcome 2016 - 2018 Albuquerque Poet Laureate Emeritus, Manuel Gonzales as co-facilitator on our "Inside-Out" Poetry & Mask Making program with the young men at YDDC!

Milagro Middle School

Spring 2018

POW: Power of Words! Graphic Novels at Milagro Middle School with our SPECTACULAR group of 80 8th graders! Check out the the awesome visual stories they tell! The 2017-2018 Graphic Novel book is available for sale in our shop!

Monte Del Sol Spring 2018

Superheroes and Alter-Egos!  🔥 We're so proud of our 10th grade English Language Learner students at Monte Del Sol! Their stories inspire us - they have such important things to say!

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