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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Awarded Grants

Project Title Organization Grant Amount
Texas Opportunity Youth Network Innovation Fund Aspen Institute-Forum for Community Solutions $264,000.00
Unidos Prosperamos Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council $148,691.40
More Teens, More Often Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, Inc. $93,785.80
Boys & Girls Club Connect Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso $5,259.10
Espacios seguros, de desarrollo y crecimiento para jóvenes Centro de Asesoria y Promocion Juvenil, A.C. $156,200.00
Kids Can Youth Entrepreneur Program: Dissemination and Expansion Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico $200,000.00
Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences) Creative Kids, Inc. $157,492.50
Re-Conectando Desarrollo Juvenil del Norte, A.C. $69,369.76
Moving Montañas Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Inc. $92,400.00
NNA EN ACCIÓN (Niñas, niños y adolescentes en acción) Organizacion Popular Independiente, A.C. $165,269.62
A Training Model for Preventing, Intervening in, and Providing a Response to Child Sex Trafficking for OST Professionals Paso del Norte Center of Hope $51,919.02
FEMAP en conexión 2023-2024 Más conectados más sanos. Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd. Juarez, A.C. $97,625.00
Conectando con ValorArte 2023-2024. Nueva generación Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd. Juarez, A.C. $55,330.00
La Nube: Blue Sky Lab The EPC Museum/ La Nube $500,000.00
Healthy Kids Program The EPC Museum/ La Nube $500,000.00
El Paso Opportunity Youth Action Network The University of Texas at El Paso $100,000.00
Healthy Kids Backbone Organization 2022-2024 United Way of El Paso County $486,057.97
Girl Empowerment Camps & Clubs Young Women's Preparatory Network $30,000.00

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