PACE Youth Programs, Inc.
PACE Youth Programs, Inc. (“PACE”) helps to improve the lives of at-risk youth, restore family bonding, and prevent youth incarceration. PACE is a 501(c)3 organization that works with male and female youth aged between 10 – 17 years, and their families, to help prevent and break the vicious cycle of inter-generational incarceration. Lack of adequate prevention awareness, intervention, and treatment for high-risk youth are factors for high incarceration and recidivism rates of juvenile offenders.
PACE offers both a prevention and intervention program designed to encourage youth to become productive members of society. We provide training, counseling, educational support and familial guidance that help encourage positive attitudes, stimulate critical thinking, enhance communication, and make appropriate choices.
PACE provides a support system that impacts the family as a whole. While youth are receiving training, parent/caregivers attend inter-active workshops, counseling and discussions. Parent and/or caregiver engage in discussions that bring awareness of the core issues that youth are dealing with when a parent is incarcerated. Our workshops are designed to enhance parent and student relationship, and provide a support group of parents experiencing the same issues.
Additional extra-curricular activities and services are provided.
PACE Youth Program - Intervention
Juvenile offenders and their families residing in and around Harris County face multiple challenges that place them at greater risk for delinquent activity and incarceration. Incarceration is expensive, lowers youth self-esteem and future employability, and keeps them away from their family. Lack of adequate prevention/awareness, intervention, and treatment for high-risk youth are factors for high recidivism rates of juvenile offenders.Click Here For More Information
PACE Youth Academy - Prevention
The PACE Youth Academy is a 12-month prevention program for youth dealing with the stigma of having one parent, or both, absent and in jail. As with PACE's cornerstone intervention program, the program includes a component for family members and offer a curriculum that encompasses PACE's core values.
Parental incarceration increases the risk of children living in poverty or experiencing household instability.Click Here For More Information