As part of the application process, applicants are required to attend an orientation; however, anyone can attend an Orientation to learn more about the program. Orientations are held throughout the state in person and virtually through Microsoft Teams. If you have filled out an application, please RSVP here so you may receive credit for attending. See our scheduled orientations below.


Please visit our Admissions Team page to reach out to an NMYCA Admissions Team Member.


We are accepting applications for Cycle 47 and NMYCA Admissions staff are ready to talk Youth Challenge.


Reach out and find out how the Academy can help.


Orientation Schedule





06/05/24 Wednesday 6:00 pm Teams Virtual
06/08/24 Saturday 10:00 am NMYCA Campus
06/12/24 Wednesday 6:00 pm Teams Virtual
06/26/24 Wednesday 6:00 pm Teams Virtual
07/03/24 Wednesday 6:00 pm Teams Virtual



How to join Academy Orientations on Microsoft Teams

  • Go to the schedule above.
  • Click on the "Teams" link on any date to join the Orientation or the Join Orientation below the schedule.
  • All meetings will use the same Teams meeting link.
  • If you RSVP, a confirmation email will be sent with a link to the Orientation.
  • You can download MS Teams to your device or join on the web.
  • When joining the Teams meeting you should see a pop up similar to the picture to the right.


  • Enter your name and press Join Now  on the pop up to join the meeting.


  • The Host will then let you into the meeting.
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