SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – After hearing of the devastating fires in bordering Colorado, director of the Mountain Club at the Academy For Technology And The Classics in Santa Fe, Joaquin Martinez, knew he and his students had to help. “The key component is service and cultural and environmental restoration,” said Martinez. “And really these kids are inspired to see that when something needs to be done by someone, they realize they are someone.”
Thanks to donations to a GoFundMe, the two students in the club were able to make the trip with Martinez. They drove up on a Thursday for a couple days to volunteer where needed.