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PACE Youth Development Corporation

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"Developing Effective Habits:
Laying Building Blocks for Today & Tomorrow"

The 10th Annual PACE Youth Development Conference was held on Saturday September 9, 2006 hosted by PACE-Central Jersey on the campus of Rutgers University - Busch Campus Science & Engineering Resource Center (SERC), Piscataway, New Jersey.  PACE scholars, instructors, and staff members from all 3 branch locations gathered together in a wonderful kick-off to the 2006-2007 school year.

PACE Volunteers Teach HANDS-ON
bulletWhy PACE Scholars Do So Well:  Our PACE Instructors come from industry and academia, bringing a real-world perspective to their Saturday morning classrooms. They help their students learn by hearing AND doing.
bulletHow You Can Join Our Team:  If you share a passion for helping our youth develop their great minds and succeed, become a PACE staff volunteer.
bulletHow Your Team Can Join Our Team:  If you and your group would like to establish a PACE Branch in your area, apply for branch membership today.  PACE YDC will provide you the support you need to successfully launch the program.
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Is PACE the Program For YOU?

If you or a student you know is interested in learning more about math, science, engineering, or just how today's technology really works, PACE may be the right program for you.  Learn more about our Program for Acceleration in Careers of Engineering...

Our Mission

To expose, educate, and inspire youths towards excellence in careers of math, science, engineering and other disciplines.

The primary goal of the organization is to increase the number and preparedness of students of African descent pursuing careers in technical fields.

The primary strategy of the organization is to establish PACE YDC Branches in targeted areas of the country.  These branches operate a Saturday morning youth development program targeted for high school aged youths called the Program for Acceleration in Careers of Engineering (PACE).  Through the program, participants:

bulletengage in hands-on learning experiences
bulletinteract with local engineers and other professionals
bulletenhance their math, problem-solving, and analytical thinking skills
bulletlearn about the contributions to science and technology by people of African descent.