Healthy Kids Initiative Call for Letters of Intent

August 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to advance the Health Foundation’s Healthy Kids Initiative. Deadline to submit LOIs is Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Areas of focus include:

  • Increasing the number of disconnected youth ages 5-17 years old who participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs. Youth who are connected, are involved in out-of-school time activity, in a safe place, with a caring adult, tend to avoid situations and behaviors that compromise health while engaging in activity that promotes health.
  • Increasing job readiness, advanced education credentials, and expanded paid job opportunities for young adults ages 16-24 years old disconnected from school and work. Evidence shows that early adult years are critical for building new skills through work, obtaining work credentials, and making career decisions.

Eligible applicants include tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region.

To learn more, click here or contact Sandra Day, Associate Program Officer at or 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.

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Foundation Staff: Sandra Day

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