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

U.S. Interactive Mapping Tool

Mexico Interactive Mapping Tool

Maps 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.

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

2016 IGNITE: Espacios de Participación y Desarrollo Juvenil

2016 IGNITE: GSDSW Ignite Program Sustainability

2016 IGNITE: Cultura y deporte: Jóvenes en acción

2016 IGNITE: "RODIS JR. CONVIRTIENDO A JÓVENES DESVINCULADOS EN GUÍAS DEL MUSEO"

2016 IGNITE: Unidos Prosperamos

2016 IGNITE: FEMAP en Conexion, Desarrollando las Capacidades

2016 IGNITE: Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences)

2015 IGNITE: Troop Pathway Specialist

2015 IGNITE: Connection Matters: A Study of School Districts' Self-Interest and Policies

2015 IGNITE: Policies Affecting Youth Impact in Dona Ana County

2015 IGNITE: Construyendo entornos positivos mediante la participacion juvenil y la articulacion de escuelas y comunidades

2014 IGNITE: IGNITE Initiative - Organizing Agency


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