BOOST Network is looking for out-of-school providers

July 18, 2022

Have you heard of the BOOST Network? Are you an out-of-school time program provider in the region looking to expand your program’s capacity?

Check out this video and see how the BOOST Network can support afterschool program providers! Video link:

The BOOST Network is a hub for out-of-school time (OST) providers that work together to identify, explore, and create opportunities that increase the quality and effectiveness of programs for youth and families in west Texas, southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

If you are interested in joining the BOOST Network or would like more information, visit or contact! Be part of the network!

The BOOST Network is brought to you by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the United Way of El Paso County.

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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Healthy Kids

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