PAACA Youth Services' mission is to work with young people to help strengthen their coping skills, achievement, resources and educational attainment to overcome challenges in their lives.  We do this by meeting young people where they are at and by designing an individual success plan tailored to their individual needs that includes educational support, mentoring/case management, career planning and other supportive services.  

Project Insight Bridge To Success

This is an afterschool program helping 6th grade students make the transition to middle school. We are hosting a 2-day a week program for 8 Keith Middle School 6th graders from October to December.  The program will run from 2:30 to 5pm with transportation provided from the school to PAACA and back to the school.  

STEAM into the Future

This is an afterschool program working with 5th grade students to appreciate and develop a better understanding and desire to work in a STEAM profession.  We are hosting a 2-day a week program at PAACA for Hay Mac and Pacheco 5th graders.  The program will run from 3:30 to 5:3pm.  There is no transportation provided to the program.  

South Coast Youth Courts

A referral based Juvenile diversion program for respondents age 12-18 who have committed misdemeanor/school offenses and are being offered the opportunity to take responsibility for their offense and complete sanctions to reconnect them back to the community in which they offended, IE Community service, jury duty, afterschool programming. These referrals are sent to be processed by us from the police, schools and courts.  If students complete this diversion program they avoid what could be the first stain on their criminal record.  

There will be other programs to come if funds are received.  

Address: 360 Coggeshall Street, New Bedford, MA 02746

Phone: 508-979-1580
Website: www.paaca.org
Hours of Operation:: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Executive Director: Carl J. Alves

Email: calves@paaca.org

All programs are free of charge.

Transportation is available depending on the program

The GNBYA is a project of the

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.

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