DID YOU KNOW that the 79924 zip code is one of 15 highest zip codes in Texas for juvenile crime?

DID YOU KNOW there are agencies in El Paso providing FREE services to youth to help change this alarming statistic? 

     In 1995, the Texas Legislature designated the 79924 zip code as one of 15 zip codes in the state of Texas with the highest rates of juvenile crime.  This qualified the densely populated area to receive funding under the provisions of the state's community Youth Development Program.  The Program is administered by the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services with El Paso Human Services Inc. serving as the fiscal agent for the El Paso program. Prevention programs have been put into place to bring together appropriate services to prevent juvenile delinquency.

The Community Youth Development offers the following FREE services to youth ages 6-17 that live or go to school in the 79924 zip code.

Located at 5050 Yvette.  Contact (915) 549-1577. The Youth Activities Center provides a safe place for youth to "hang out" with their friends and enjoy wholesome activities such as arts and crafts, basketball, cheerleading, tutoring, computer access, and karate.

Located at 5050 Yvette.  Contact (915) 549-1577.

The Youth Activities Center provides a safe place for youth to "hang out" with their friends and enjoy wholesome activities such as arts and crafts, basketball, cheerleading, tutoring, computer access, and karate.

Transmountain Charitable Trust offers girls softball. Contact (915) 549-1577

Transmountain Charitable Trust offers girls softball. Contact (915) 549-1577

Located at 4741 Joel.  Contact (915) 533-7057 ext. 208. Project Vida After School Program provides tutoring, homework assistance, and healthy snacks. 

Located at 4741 Joel.  Contact (915) 533-7057 ext. 208.

Project Vida After School Program provides tutoring, homework assistance, and healthy snacks. 

Mentoring Program targeting youth ages 9-14 years. Contact (915) 533-7057 ext. 208.

Mentoring Program targeting youth ages 9-14 years. Contact (915) 533-7057 ext. 208.

YWCA El Paso del Norte Region provides in-school, after school, and summer youth leadership programs.  Contact (915) 533-7475 ext. 265.

YWCA El Paso del Norte Region provides in-school, after school, and summer youth leadership programs.  Contact (915) 533-7475 ext. 265.

Youth Advisory Council.  Contact (915) 533-7475. Provides youth with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to enhance their ability to serve in a leadership capacity in their community.

Youth Advisory Council.  Contact (915) 533-7475.

Provides youth with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to enhance their ability to serve in a leadership capacity in their community.

Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest, Contact (915) 566-9433. Provides in-school scouting for boys and girls and summer workshops.

Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest, Contact (915) 566-9433.

Provides in-school scouting for boys and girls and summer workshops.