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

2017 Healthy Kids: Healthy Kids Backbone Organization

2017 IGNITE: Unidos Prosperamos

2017 IGNITE: Cultura, arte y deporte: Jóvenes en acción

2017 IGNITE: Rodis Junior; fortalecimiento de las habilidades para la vida e identidad de jóvenes desvinculados a través de un programa de capacitación y actividades como guías educativos dentro del Museo La Rodadora.

2017 IGNITE: FEMAP en CONEXIÓN.Desarrollando las capacidades para la sustentabilidad.

2017 IGNITE: Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences)

2017 IGNITE: Strengthening Borderland Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Network


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Partners work together to receive state funds

February 19, 2018

The Health Foundation and the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium congratulate the Consortium partners who submitted a proposal to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Senate Bill 292 (SB292) request for applications. On January 22nd HHSC announced that the submitted proposal was among those select…

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