Awarded Grants

Youth on the Move

To assemble, package, and market an online professional development course for teachers and students to improve physical activity in middle school and high school students in the Paso del Norte region.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $135,990.46

Project Start Date: July 1, 2022

Project End Date: August 31, 2023


New Mexico State University Foundation, Inc.

Contact: Mr. David Strong

Phone: (575) 646-1613

Program Lead

Jana Renner

Phone: 915-218-2616

PDNHF Initiative: Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity improves cognitive function in youth, reduces anxiety and depression, and improves sleep. Despite these benefits, many do not engage in the recommended amount of daily physical activity. The Health Foundation’s stake in physical activity began in the early 2000’s with Walk El Paso. More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and has partnered with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network. Other areas of emphasis include the promotion of physical activity through educational programs, campaigns, and trail and park use.

2021 Paso del Norte Trail Report

Paso del Norte Trail Alignment

View Strategy Brief (English)

View Strategy Brief (Español)

Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

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