Born Learning Trails

The Born Learning Trail is a fun, easy way for El Paso parents, grandparents and caregivers to use outings to build learning critical for school readiness. A series of English and Spanish signs offering educational games (approved by experts) will guide adults on specific ways to create learning games outdoors and suggest tips to use at home. 


In the summer of 2016, El Paso Electric interns worked with United Way of El Paso County to bring the city its first Born Learning Trails at Veterans Park in Northeast El Paso.

As part of the intership program's learning outcomes, interns were tasked with leading an initiative focused on corporate social giving. The focus of this project was to encourage healthy lifestyles and cognitive learning within the county's children. Based on the latest early childhood research and approved by national learning experts through United Way of America, the Born Learning Trail is designed to boost language and literacy development. 

The interns along with El Paso Electric employees raised money and donated supplies to assemble the trails. The Born Learning Trail contains 10 interactive signs with activities for parents to engage in with their children to turn excursions into fun learning moments. 

See photos of the installation and ribbon cutting. 


Born Learning is a national public engagement campaign designed to build United Way impact strategies, public support and politcal will for early childhood education. The campaign educates parents, caregivers, and communities. Born Learning is a tool for long-lasting community change that supports young children. 

1. Awareness and Education: Born Learning makes it simple and easy for parents, grandparents, informal caregivers and professional child care providers to find, understand and apply the latest research to help children come to school ready to succeed. 

2. Action: Born Learning puts research-driven products -- along with tools and templates for education and outreach -- into communities through a national grassroots network that's creating innovative ideas to help local children. 


Veterans Park 
5301 Salem Dr. 
El Paso, TX