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. 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
Opportunity Youth Action Network The University of Texas at El Paso $25,000.00
Healthy Kids Backbone Organization 2022-2024 United Way of El Paso County $554,637.68
Texas Opportunity Youth Network Innovation Fund Aspen Institute-Forum for Community Solutions $264,000.00
OY ARPA Fellow match for El Paso National League of Cities Institute $3,000.00
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
Rodis Jr. Incubadora de Agentes de Cambio Patronato del Museo del Nino de Ciudad Juarez, A.C. $63,052.30
FEMAP en Conexión 2022 Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd. Juarez, A.C. $116,142.40
Kids Can -Youth Entrepreneur Program Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico $165,350.00
Unidos Prosperamos Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council $131,429.98
Socorro Youth in Culture (SY!C) Program City of Socorro $49,800.00
More Teens, More Often Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, Inc. $96,566.60
Conectando con ValorArte-Recargado Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd. Juarez, A.C. $61,044.20
Formando adolescentes saludables en entornos positivos.-REVIZED Centro de Asesoria y Promocion Juvenil, A.C. $199,430.00
Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences) Creative Kids, Inc. $134,035.50
Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes en Acción Organizacion Popular Independiente, A.C. $212,304.79

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