With 6,328 children and adolescents participated in one of FEMAP’s youth programs. The programs ValorArte para Niñas y Niños, En Sexualidad tu Tienes la Palabra, Ampliando el Desarrollo de los Niños and FEMAP en Conexion-Vinculacion Juvenil en la Comunidad de Villa del Campo en Ciudad Juarez contribute to the child’s quality of life by implementing programs that help in their physical and emotional development and strengthens communities to confront the problems faced by today's youth in Cd. Juarez.
Valorarte para Niñas y Niños
FEMAP created the ValorArte para Niñas y Niños program. Under the guidance of international choreographer and educator Jacques D'Amboise, the ValorArte program uses dance to let children’s confidence soar. ValorArte para Niñas y Niños program allows young minds discover an artistic expression and academic discipline they didn’t know they had. The program enriches creative thinking, fortifies a sense of security, and strengthens self-discipline while keeping 568 (543 fourth graders and 25 of the advanced group) children physically active through 570 dance sessions through 2019. Participating children were elementary students in the fourth grade from seven different schools: Octavio Paz, Constitución, Nuevo Mexico, Jose Rubio Ortega, Lombardo Toledano, Leona Vicario and Club Sertoma.
En Sexualidad tu tienes la Palabra
For ten years, FEMAP first sexuality program, Jovenes, Cultura y Sexualidad (Youth, Culture and Sexuality) provided comprehensive sexuality education for youth 12 to 18 years of age in primary and secondary schools in Ciudad Juarez to assist in the prevention of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and relationship violence.
En Sexualidad tu Tienes la Palabra III prepares youth students between the ages of 13 – 17 to become peer educators and conduct presentations on healthy sexuality to students in area schools. Currently the program is training 83 new peer educators additionally to the 122 students that are already fully qualified to impart the presentations and distribute information. The outreach of the program has extended to 4,297 teens from six different schools who have received the information through the peer presentations, while 2,281 students have received the information through the 45 marionette program special performances.
FEMAP EN CONEXION-VINCULACION JUVENIL
FEMAP’s pilot program, Vinculacion Juvenil en la Comunidad de Villa del Campo en Cd. Juarez (Bringing Youth together in the Villa del Campo Community in Cd. Juarez) was created to provide after-school activities and meals to 210 children and youth to keep them connected to their families and communities. Villa de Campo neighborhood is a marginalized, gang-ridden colonia located in the Southwest part of Cd. Juarez. During this period the impact of the program extended reach to 442 children between the ages of 7-18 who participated in one or several of the activities that IGNITE: Vinculacion Juvenil en la Comunidad Villa del Campo en Cd. Juarez offered.
The new activities are divided in three categories PROCE (Programa Durante el Ciclo Escolar/Programs during school year), which includes homework center and tutoring, reading center, leadership lessons, sex education workshop, and sports and art clubs. PROVE (Programa de Verano/Summer programs) consisting of arts workshops, and an urban art workshop tailored (not exclusive) for youngsters who are non-students. TA (Programa Durante Todo el Año/programs throughout the year), which consists of open education program that provides an alternative education system for youth that deserted the traditional school system for any given reason, film education, two generations club tailored to strengthen parent-child relationships, youth and children Board to provide oversight of their peers, family gathering activities, and city tours.
While it is arguably more important to respond to specific health problems among youth, like smoking and poor nutrition, it is also important to implement approaches to protect youth from negative health outcomes and behaviors while promoting a high quality of life. FEMAP en Conexionin collaboration with IGNITE are gradually making a positive impact in the youth.
AMPLIANDO EL DESARROLLO DE LOS NIÑOS
Ampliando el Desarrollo de los Niños (ADN)- It is a model that seeks to improve the development opportunities of children from elementary schools by extending four hours their school day and engage them in artistic, sporting, recreational and academic assistance activities. The model pays special attention to promoting healthy eating and active living.
A total of 1,078 students from the marginalized colonias of Felipe Angeles and Francisco I. Madero, benefited from this program.
Health Promotion and Education
Since 1972, the Promotoras de Salud Comunitarias (Community Volunteer Health Promoters) have ensure that families in their neighborhoods have access to preventive medicine, birth control and information on how to better care for their families.
Promotoras de Salud Comunitarias
Promotoras de Salud Comunitarias (Community Volunteer Health Promoters) have ensure that families in their neighborhoods have access to preventive medicine, birth control and information on how to better care for their families: 6,899 men, women and children benefitted from the work of the Promotora Program.