Loren Musgrave- STAR of the Month

The STAR Center will feature young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Loren Musgrave from the Pueblo of Nambé, a tribe in Northern New Mexico. Check out her story and watch her video!

 

My name is Loren Musgrave, my traditional name is Woe Poví which means Medicine Flower. I am from the Pueblo of Nambé which is a  tribe located in Northern New Mexico. I am 24 years old and a proud mother a beautiful 8 year old daughter, Abrix Sara. I currently work for the Nambé Pueblo Healthy Family Services Department as a Cultural Mentor under the Suicide Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention Program. My focus is providing prevention services to tribal youth up to and including the age of 24. Being only 24 myself I have grown up with the people I serve or have seen them grow. I know many of their families and what they struggle with but I also know how resilient they are. Working for the community I am from has been both a challenge and a strength. Since working with the teens I have seen such growth in each of them. They are more confident, outgoing, positive and strong. It is truly rewarding when you can see these improvement and that is definitely something I am very proud of. I think focusing on our young people is important because they are going to be our future leaders one day. So I would suggest that if anyone is interested in working with youth to try and find an existing local youth group to offer your support to or even just be a positive role model for someone within your family. Even just helping one person can make a huge difference in the lives of many others.