PACE to open YB Youth Development Center

NEW BEDFORD — The PACE YB Youth Development Center will have a grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at its new location, 127 West Rodney French Blvd.

The PACE YB Youth Development Center will house the YouthBuild Program and grow to include additional programming for out-of-school young people, ages 16 to 24, in the Greater New Bedford community.

“This is an exciting time for us as we change and grow to create increased opportunities and transitioning into a center that combines quality education with practical job skills to prepare our young people for the world of work,” said Director Lisa Mello-Frost in a statement. “Our young people and staff are building and creating this center, that will not only assist them in reaching their goals, but also for the young people who come after them.”

YouthBuild, SSYI and the new program YouthWork, will combine: employment success training, small HiSet prep classes, financial literacy, vocational skill building, case management, life skills and transitional assistance and support. All qualified applicants receive consideration for membership. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

For more information, contact Mello-Frost at 508-984-3558.

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