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Foundation awards grants to support Healthy Kids

October 19, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded five grants totaling more than $499,000 under the Healthy Kids Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. The purpose 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. Pdnhf igniteengagingyouth Funded organizations are:

Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council - $138,930.00
Unidos Prosperamos
To pilot test a volunteer sustainability model for units in Anthony, Clint, Horizon City, Santa Teresa, Sunland Park, and Tornillo, while also recruiting 100 new disconnected youth in these communities.

Creative Kids, Inc. - $70,989.60
Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences)
To pilot test and evaluated the train the trainer tool-kit developed for Project ABLE at the Cotton Valley Early College High School and El Paso County Housing Authority site in Fabens, TX.

Organización Popular Independiente, A.C. - $122,045.00
Cultura, arte y deporte: Jóvenes en acción
To provide out of school programming to 400 disconnected youth in southwest Ciudad Juárez, MX through music, art, dance and sports activities and begin training 25 community volunteers as part of their pilot sustainability efforts.

Patronato del Museo del Nino de Ciudad Juárez, A.C. - $74,308.33
Rodis Junior; fortalecimiento de las habilidades para la vida e identidad de jóvenes desvinculados a través de un programa de capacitación y actividades como guías educativos dentro del Museo La Rodadora.
To recruit and train 100 disconnected youth from Ciudad Juárez to serve as museum guides at La Rodadora, while also pilot testing a sustainability model focused on creating an efficient training model for staff and museum guides.

The FEMAP Foundation - $83,550.50
FEMAP en CONEXIÓN.Desarrollando las capacidades para la sustentabilidad
To pilot test a volunteer sustainability model in the URBI Villa del Campo community while also recruiting 100 new youth and retaining 350 youth in their out of school programs.

For more information on the Healthy Kids Initiative, contact Bianca De León, Associate Program Officer at 915-218-2623 or bdeleon@pdnhf.org.

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