Our Story

LifeQuest is a Kid-First Organization

We aren’t program-driven, we’re kid-driven. That means we’re more flexible in what and how we provide for our youth. Our staff and volunteers provide numerous services to at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system, including:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Recovery Groups
  • Topics Speakers
  • Special Events
  • Character Development
  • Bible Studies
  • Transitional Services
  • Reproductive Health Classes
  • Church Services

We are LifeQuest

LifeQuest is a  non-profit serving the adjudicated youth throughout New Mexico. We seek to offer at-risk and incarcerated youth in the state of New Mexico a pathway to a brighter future and hope for life fulfilled. We offer many group programs and one to one mentoring.

LifeQuest has been serving in our communities for well over a decade and is excited to be the NM Charter Affiliate for Ambassadors of Compassion. AOC is a coach lead youth leadership program that is non-religious and non-political. AOC originated in Orange County CA and has spread through the states to build resilient youth across the nation. The program launched for 2019/2020 school year.

LifeQuest has been serving in our communities for well over a decade in different forms, including:

Shalom Ministries
Prodigal Ministries
Friends for Life
LifeQuest Academy
LifeQuest USA, Inc. (2009)

Our Vision

As an extension of the body of Christ, we offer every at-risk and incarcerated youth a pathway to a brighter future for now and eternity.

The Staff and Volunteers of LifeQuest USA are committed to working with New Mexico’s at-risk youth. Our goal is to build relationships between the community and our youth that go well beyond the detention centers.

LifeQuest USA, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) public charitable organization and as such your gift or a portion, thereof is tax deductible.

All services are provided to every youth. LifeQuest USA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations.

The Numbers in New Mexico Tell a Story

New Mexico frequently ranks last, or next to last, in education and public safety. Over 25% of children in New Mexico live in poverty.

Meet our amazing staff and board of directors.