Lee County

Our Community Connections program provides youth ages 14 to 19 — referred to us by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice —  with a combination of evidence-based services, gender-responsive delinquency interventions, case management, community supervision, service projects, and life skills trainings.


Each weekday from noon until 8 pm, Paxen's staff provides materials such as GED Test Preparationand Career Pathways to help youth study for their GED® credential, prepare for the workforce, and master key skills in the area of interpersonal and group dynamics. In addition, eligible youth receive assistance in securing and sustaining employment through job placement and post-placement efforts.