Initiatives & Programs

IGNITE

The goal of the IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte region in high quality programs during out of school hours. The Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 7-18 who are not involved in out of school activities or participating in the labor market. Evidence indicates that youth who are involved in out of school programs are less likely to use drugs, alcohol, or be involved in criminal activity. Well-designed youth activities increase protective factors needed for youth to lead healthy and productive lives. Currently, program partnerships have been established throughout the region and policy efforts are underway.

IGNITE Strategic Plan

Interactive Mapping Tools: illustrate out of school programs through a point in time data set from fall 2016. The U.S. map includes youth population ages 7-18 by census track in the New Mexico and Texas counties of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s service region. The Mexico map includes youth population ages 6-17 by census track in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Links below:

U.S.Map

Mexico Map

IGNITE Essence Video: highlights the purpose of the IGNITE Initiative and the impact out of school programs can have on health outcomes for youth.

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

2016 IGNITE: Unidos Prosperamos

2016 IGNITE: Espacios de Participación y Desarrollo Juvenil

2016 IGNITE: GSDSW Ignite Program Sustainability

2016 IGNITE: Evaluation of the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation's Ignite Initiative

2017 IGNITE: Strengthening Borderland Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Network


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Health Foundation looking for Artist or Artist Teams for Playa Drain Trail Project

August 17, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreations Department and El Paso Water seeks an artist or artist team to work with students in select schools in the Ysleta Independent School District to create original mosaic designs/artwork and assist with fabrication oversi…

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