Awarded Grants

Opportunity Youth Action Network

To support the El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence to develop an Opportunity Youth Action Network.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $25,000.00

Project Start Date: April 1, 2022

Project End Date: April 30, 2023


The University of Texas at El Paso

Contact: Dr. Ivette Savina

Phone: (915) 747-7865

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.

View Strategy Brief (English)

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Foundation Staff: Sandra Day

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