After dropping out of high school in 2014, Pete Romero found YouthWorks and says it changed his life.

At YouthWorks Pete really buckled down and took advantage of the programs available to him. He got his GED, earned a certificate in culinary safety, and graduated from the Youthbuild construction training program. After that, Pete was awarded a four-month Littleglobe New Media Fellowship.

Littleglobe, one of the local nonprofits working with YouthWorks, is a team of professional artists, activists, and facilitators who work to empower under-served individuals and communities.

During his apprenticeship at Littleglobe, Pete created a video to tell his story. Click below to hear that story in Pete’s own words.

If you’d like to participate in our apprenticeship program or simply get more information about it, please call Devin Baldwin, our Workforce Innovation Program Coordinator, at (505) 989-1855 or email him at