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Our vision is to create a thriving and inclusive community where every young person, regardless of background or circumstance, is empowered to reach their full potential.


Through academic excellence, mental wellness, and a strong sports foundation, we aim to inspire, educate, and uplift the children in our community, fostering a brighter, more resilient, and healthy future for all.

The PAC Community Center is in the heart of Salem, Oregon serving the greater Willamette Valley and throughout the I-5 corridor.  

Thrive, Inspire, Succeed: Our Commitment to Youth

At the PAC Community Center we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to enrich the lives of young individuals. From academic support and mental health resources to sports programs that promote physical well-being and teamwork, we provide a nurturing environment where youth can explore their passions, develop essential life skills, and connect with their community. Our goal is to empower every young person who walks through our doors, helping them thrive academically, mentally, and physically, while fostering a strong sense of belonging and self-confidence.

With our partnership with JD Health, we are proud to announce PROJECT THRIVE.


Through our comprehensive services and holistic approach, we aim to transform the lives of young individuals, equipping them with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to become successful, resilient, and socially engaged adults who make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world at large.




Our Health and Wellness offerings are designed to promote physical well-being, emotional resilience, and a balanced approach to overall health. We believe that a healthy mind and body are essential components of a fulfilled and empowered life.


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Our program is designed to empower young individuals with the skills and mindset needed to navigate life's challenges, setbacks, and adversities with confidence and determination. We believe that building resilience peer-to-peer support is a critical component of personal growth and well-being




Academic success is a top priority. We are committed to providing young individuals with the resources, guidance, and support they need to excel in their education and pursue their academic goals.





By combining these components, we create a comprehensive approach to vitalizing mental health that addresses emotional well-being from multiple angles. Our aim is to equip young individuals with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to navigate life's emotional challenges with resilience and develop into emotionally healthy and empowered individuals.



Mental Health

We empower self-worth through positive affirmations, mentorship, peer- support, goal achievement, self-discovery workshops, and creative expression. We encourage self-compassion, teach effective communication, and celebrate diversity, fostering a strong sense of self-worth and personal empowerment in every young individual we serve




The PAC Community Center


Welcome to The PAC Community Center, where we believe in the boundless potential of our youth and are committed to nurturing it. Our center is a vibrant and inclusive community hub dedicated to inspiring, educating, and uplifting the young individuals who will shape our future.

Our Mission


Our mission is clear: to empower every young person, regardless of their background, to discover their strengths, embrace their uniqueness, and realize their dreams. We do this by providing a holistic approach that encompasses academic excellence, mental wellness, sports and fitness, and the empowerment of self-worth.

Our Values


We are guided by a set of core values that drive everything we do. These values include:

  • Inclusivity: We celebrate diversity and create a safe and welcoming environment for all.

  • Empowerment: We believe in the inherent potential of every young individual and work tirelessly to help them recognize and unleash their abilities.

  • Community: We recognize the importance of strong community connections, involving parents, coaches, local leaders, peers, and businesses to create a support system.

  • Inspiration: We aim to inspire a lifelong love for learning, a positive mindset, and a passion for personal growth.

  • Resilience: We equip youth with the tools to face life's challenges with resilience and determination.


Our Approach


We take a comprehensive approach to youth development, offering academic support, mental health resources, and sports and fitness programs. By nurturing the minds, bodies, and hearts of young individuals, we aim to create well-rounded, confident, and socially engaged leaders of tomorrow.

Community Impact


At The PAC Community Center, we measure our success by the impact we have on our community. We take pride in seeing our youth excel academically, maintain positive mental well-being, and actively contribute to the community.

Get Involved Join us in our mission to empower the leaders of tomorrow.

Whether you're a young individual looking to grow and thrive or a community member, volunteer, or partner who shares our passion for youth empowerment, we welcome you to be part of our journey.


Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of our youth and in the world we share.

Fostering Excellence in Every Aspect of Youth Development


We take a comprehensive approach to youth development, offering academic support, mental health resources, and sports and fitness programs. By nurturing the minds, bodies, and hearts of young individuals, we aim to create well-rounded, confident, and socially engaged leaders of tomorrow.

Project THRIVE offers a multitude of benefits, including improved academic success, enhanced mental well-being, physical fitness, and self-worth. It fosters leadership development, cultural awareness, and personal growth, all while providing a strong support network and vital life skills. By empowering youth in these key areas, the program not only sets them on the path to personal success but also positively impacts the community by nurturing resilient, confident, and socially engaged young individuals who will shape a brighter future for all.


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