Rebound NM challenges residents to answer, ‘What ‘Character Counts’ means to you?’

A community-based New Mexico nonprofit organization is hosting a speech event where participants are asked to answer the question, “What does patriotism mean to you?” 

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  • April 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Virtual (thru Zoom)
  • Registration deadline 5:00 pm on April 18, 2022.
  • Topic: ‘Character Counts’, In five (5) minutes or less tell us what ‘Character Counts’ means to you.
  • No experience needed. We are looking for young people who want to experience speaking in a safe 
  • and supportive environment.


  • New Mexico resident
  • Teens (Ages 14 – 19)
  • Ability to perform virtually
  • Someone who can articulate where they stand on important issues such as SUCCESS

    • Improved communication skills
    • Increased confidence
    • Polish your articulation
    • Self-pride and self-respect
    • Growth in all areas of your life
    • Winner receives $100 and the opportunity to compete against other speech contest winners in
    • Rebound NM’s year end Speech Contest. The winner of end of year contest earns $500.