PACE YouthBuild


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Please complete the YouthBuild Application Form if you are interested in this program! We are here to answer any of your questions. Please call 774-473-8439 or email at 

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Please watch the video below for an overview of the YouthBuild Program. We will be available every Thursday at 2:00pm on ZOOM for a Q&A. Here is the link:

Meeting ID: 811 1144 1602Password: 477649


We believe that youth are a valuable and underutilized resource in our society. Given the opportunity, youth can and will take responsibility for themselves and their communities. With real work and meaningful education, youth can become powerful agents for change in our society. 

YouthBuild Introduction
The YouthBuild model fosters a supportive mini-community of youth and adults with explicitly positive values that encourage members to define and achieve their highest goals and aspirations. This model has evolved, for over 30 years from the first YouthBuild program in Harlem through the experiences and steady input from members and staff throughout the years. PACE YouthBuild is an excellent stepping-stone to advance in non-traditional career opportunities. We embody teamwork, self-discipline, determination, commitment, dedication, ambition and responsibility.

What We Do
YouthBuild gives young people between the ages of 16 and 24 the chance to turn their lives around. Programs offer a unique curriculum, that combines academic instruction with workforce development training, in which students spend one week in the classroom working toward their GED or diploma, followed by one week on a job site building or renovating affordable housing in their communities. It allows students to develop important academic and job skills, and at the same time, revitalize surrounding low-income areas. Ultimately, the aim of YouthBuild is not to change the young people it serves, it is to give them the tools to change their own lives. We firmly believe that by empowering our students, true community change can be accomplished.

PACE YOUTH BUILD is located at  127 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740. For more information call: 774-473-8439 or email at