Initiatives & Programs
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 be lead healthy and productive lives. Currently, program partnerships have been established throughout the region and policy efforts are underway.
Program Lead: Bianca De León
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March 21, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water to build a linear trail on the Playa Drain in south central El Paso.
The City of El Paso approved a Donation, Development and License Agreement authorizing the Health Foundation…