CYFD Youth Facilities Receive Donation Of Welding Gloves For Vocational Training

For Immediate Release: Charlie Moore-Pabst


ALBUQUERQUE— The Children, Youth and Families Department recently accepted a donation of 60 pair of welding gloves for students to use in vocational rehabilitation training.

The gloves, provided by CYFD non-profit partner LifeQuest, are for use at Foothill High School on Albuquerque’s Youth Diagnostic and Development Center campus. Students at Foothill are encouraged to participate in vocational programs and can receive vocational certificates in addition to completing high school, getting a GED, and earning college credits.

“We have partnered with LifeQuest for over 10 years to provide mentoring, education, and workforce activities. This donation of dozens of pairs of welding gloves will help ensure juveniles at Foothills High School will receive vocational training with quality safety equipment,” Deputy Director of Facilities for Juvenile Justice Services Tamera Marcantel said. “Our children are gaining employable skills through vocational programming. These services are critical to the success of our clients as they prepare to reintegrate successfully into the community.”

Dozens of students are recognized statewide throughout the year for vocational and other skills achievements.

LifeQuest is a non-profit that serves youth in the juvenile justice community throughout New Mexico.  In July LifeQuest provided a three day seminar of the nationally recognized Ready4Life program to thirty young men and will be partnering with CYFD for the third consecutive year on October 16 to provide a College and Career Fair for incarcerated youth.  For more information on how you can be involved you may contact LifeQuest at 505-341-9383 or visit their website at