Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

IGNITE

The goal 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. The 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. Currently, program partnerships have been established throughout the region and policy efforts are underway.

Interactive Mapping Tools: illustrate out of school programs through a point in time data set from fall 2016. The U.S. map includes youth population ages 7-18 by census track in the New Mexico and Texas counties of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s service region. The Mexico map includes youth population ages 6-17 by census track in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Links below:

U.S.Map

Mexico Map

IGNITE Essence Video: highlights the purpose of the IGNITE Initiative and the impact out of school programs can have on health outcomes for youth.

Strategic Plan

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

2017 Healthy Kids: Healthy Kids Backbone Organization

2018 IGNITE: Rodis Junior: Fortalecimiento de las habilidades para la vida en jóvenes desvinculados de Ciudad Juárez.

2018 IGNITE: Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences)

2018 IGNITE: Technology Across Generations: Teens and Seniors Connecting through Technology

2018 IGNITE: More Teens, More Often

2018 IGNITE: Espacios de vinculación y desarrollo juvenil


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News

Out of School Time Library – connecting OST professionals to research, data and tools

September 9, 2019

The Out-of-School Time (OST) Library is an electronic, comprehensive resource for out of school time professionals, youth workers, grant writers, educators, policymakers, and researchers looking to further their knowledge and understanding of the importance of OST in the region. The library includes publications,…

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