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 7-18 who are not involved in out of school activities or participating in the labor market. 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.

IGNITE Strategic Plan

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.

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

2018 IGNITE: Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences)

2018 IGNITE: Cultura, arte y deporte: Jóvenes en acción

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

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

2018 IGNITE: Club Teen Connect

2018 IGNITE: Espacios de vinculación y desarrollo juvenil

2018 IGNITE: More Teens, More Often

2018 IGNITE: Conectando con ValorArte

2017 Healthy Kids: Healthy Kids Backbone Organization


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New trail segment under construction along the Franklin Canal

February 14, 2019

Soon, individuals will have access to a new trail segment that will connect safe routes to neighborhood destinations and provide greater opportunities for increased physical activity.

This new trail segment will run along the Franklin Canal from Presa Place to Loop 375 in the Lower Valley and is part of the over…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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