Awarded Grants

Texas Opportunity Youth Network Innovation Fund

To provide capacity building and funding to an El Paso organization or learning institution that serves disconnected young adults ages 16-24 years of age (Opportunity Youth-OY). The selected organization will be guided through three phases: planning, pilot testing, and implementation.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $264,000.00

Project Start Date: October 1, 2022

Project End Date: December 31, 2025

Grantee

Aspen Institute- Forum for Community Solutions

Contact: Ms. Hannah Gourgey

E-mail: hannah.gourgey@aspeninstitute.org
Phone: (512) 779-8136

Program Lead

Sandra Day

E-mail: sday@pdnfoundation.org
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. 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

Additional Links

https://www.theboostnetwork.org/

Healthy Kids


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