S.T.U.F.F. is a four-day leadership class your student aged 13-18 will learn civic engagement. This in-person, interactive, fun event will include writing a bill, participating in mock legislature, learning from teen role models, hearing from prominent individuals fighting for freedom in New Mexico, discussing in committees, worshiping, and exploring Biblical mandates for Christians. Lunch is included. Registration is expected to open January 8, 2021. There will also be an optional Economics In One Day workshop on Friday. Space is limited. You don't want to miss this!
S.T.U.F.F. Dress Code
We require the attendees to present themselves in a professional manner. S.T.U.F.F. values student leadership and integrity, and over the course of the week, students will have opportunities to make impressions upon speakers, parents, and their peers. Dress Code is a crucial part of that.
Tips: We recognize that outfitting your student in professional attire may present some challenges but please don't let that deter you from coming. Being well-dressed is part of the fun and part of the learning. We have found the most success by shopping at thrift stores where skirts are long enough and affordable. We have also had success in the clearance section at JCPenny. If you have difficulty finding attire please contact: Penny Cox
Please wear a knee-length skirt or dress
Skirts are preferred, however ladies may wear a business pantsuit; no separates, leggings, shorts, or jeans
Do not wear fabric that is sheer, clingy, or too casual
Blouses must have sleeves unless under a blazer, and should not be tight, low, or short
Please wear dress shoes, flats, or sandals
Dress pants are required; no jeans, corduroys, or cargo pants
Please wear a traditional button-front dress shirt and a professional tie
Dress shoes are required; no flip-flops, sandals, or tennis shoes
A suit jacket or blazer is recommend
The pre-class homework helps to prepare students to fully participate. It also aids parents in developing a high school government credit. Please download the homework packet.
Economics In One Day (Optional) Workshop - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Not ready for the fun to end? Friday will be an optional workshop to continue the learning. Economics in One Day provides an inspiring introduction to the principles of the market economy. It is an interactive, hands-on, learning experience with a focus on the humane value of free markets. Students will learn important economic concepts while playing three separate but related games.
The additional cost for the Friday is $25 for those registered for S.T.U.F.F. This includes lunch and materials. Dress Code for Friday ONLY is business casual. Ladies may wear knee length dress, skirt or slacks with blouse and boots, dress shoes or sandals. Gentlemen may wear button-up shirt or polo, khakis, or dockers and loafers. No shorts, t-shirts, jeans, or tennis shoes.
8:30 -9:00am Monday Check-in 4:30pm pick-up 9:00 - 4:30 Monday - Thursday 7:00 pm Tuesday (Optional) Escape Room Adventure Team Building Exercise at Escape in Time 5:00 pm Thursday Finale Pizza and Party at Escape in Time
Note: S.T.U.F.F. 2021 is modeled after the TeenPact Four-Day State class. We are offering this alternative only because the current public health order has prevented TeenPact from providing an in-person class in New Mexico in 2021. We highly recommend the TeenPact program and a portion of each registration will be donated to TeenPact. If you are uncomfortable with the in-person option please consider TeenPact Online: New Mexico. We look forward to TeenPact 2022!