On Tuesday, officials with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation announced that their organization had recently awarded three additional grants totaling more than $277,000 under the Healthy Kids Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative.
These additional grants are part of 10 other grants that were awarded in November.
“The goal of the IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the region in high quality programs during out-of-school hours,” PdNHF officials added.
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.
Funded organizations are:
Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso – $126,260.00
Boys & Girls Club Connect To identify and recruit 120 disconnected youth ages 6-12 years old to join the Club Connect program at clubs in south El Paso, Montana Vista, Canutillo, and the Lower Valley in El Paso County.
City of Socorro – $54,962.43 Youth in Culture
To pilot an after-school and summer camp program targeting a minimum of 100 disconnected youth ages 5-17 living in Socorro, Texas with the goal of engaging and empowering youth through various visual arts forms, mediums, and techniques.
Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico – $96,700.00
“Kids Can” Youth Entrepreneurship Program To pilot the expansion of the “Kids Can” program to at least 100 new youth ages 5-17 in Anthony, Hatch, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
For more information on these grants, call Bianca De Leon, Program Officer at 915-218-2623 or firstname.lastname@example.org