Northeast Florida has a vast amount of organizations working to engage at-risk youth in the community through education, intervention, and community outreach. GlobalJax is able to work with many of these organizations to provide innovative ideas for participants of our international programs.
Many of our participants want to learn how to engage and protect youth in their communities and provide better services so that they can become happy healthy members of society. These leaders from around the world have been able to share their own ideas in addition to learning new practices.
Groups like the Jacksonville Police Athletic League (PAL) are able to demonstrate how city police help enrich the lives of children in at-risk communities. Members of PAL create positive relationships between law enforcement officers and youth through educational and athletic programs. Northeast Florida also focuses on issues young women face as they grow up. PACE Center for Girls targets girls aged 12-17 who are identified as dependent, runaway, or delinquent. PACE also helps individuals with emotional health concerns and those in need of academic support. Founded in 1985, the PACE network in Florida has been able to reach more than 37,000 young women.
International participants can learn from local faith groups in Northeast Florida that work together to support the youth through the Interfaith Coalition for Action Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE). The collective voices of 38 congregations of loca