Awarded Grants

Kids Can Youth Entrepreneur Program: Dissemination and Expansion

To provide out-of-school and summer entrepreneur programming for at least 100 new disconnected youth (DY) ages 5-17 and retain at least 100 participants from 2022 in Doña Ana and Luna Counties, NM.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $200,000.00

Project Start Date: April 3, 2023

Project End Date: April 2, 2024


Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico

Contact: Mr. Mark Hohnstreiter

Phone: (575) 202-7500

Program Lead

Sandra Day

Phone: 915-218-2617

PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Kids

The goal of the Healthy Kids 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 Health Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 5-17 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working, and “disconnected young adults” as people between the ages of 16-24 who are not in school and not working. 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.

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Foundation Staff: Sandra Day

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