PACE YB Youth Development Center – YouthBuild New Bedford
The mission of YBNB is to provide out-of-school youth in New Bedford and surrounding areas with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities available to become self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community.
Executive Director, PACE: Pam Kuechler
Director, PACE YB YDC: Lisa Mello-Frost
127 West Rodney French Boulevard,
Bus passes are available.
PACE YouthBuild New Bedford prepares males and females, 16-24, for the world of work through: small class HiSET instruction, vocational skill building with National certification, Employment Success training, Leadership development, Financial Literacy with savings match, YouthWork Extension 5-week paid internship, case management and more.
PACE YouthBuild New Bedford – We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We currently operate under PACE (People Acting in Community Endeavors) to transform the quality of life in the City of New Bedford and surrounding areas. We are an accredited member of the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition and of the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network. We are recognized through our activities and partnerships. We work to advance the YouthBuild social movement dedicated to empowering the at-risk youth and young adults in our community and building dreams as they become generations of intelligent, informed, invested, and involved community leaders.