PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized and research based model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.
The foundation of PACE is the gender-responsive culture, providing a safe environment that celebrates girls, services that take into account how girls learn and develop, and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths and challenges.
With a demonstrated record of success, PACE uses a holistic, strength-based and asset building model specifically responsive to the needs of girls and which is recognized as among the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.
Goal setting with ongoing assessment and improvement process to identify each girls’ strengths and challenges and then provide her the best possible support.
Academic education through daily instruction, individualized education plans taught by certified teachers that align with requirements of the local school district.
PACE’s life management curriculum that helps girls to make positive decisions and lifestyle choices.
Community volunteer and service-learning opportunities to help girls develop a strong connection with their local community.
Career preparation and career exploration, school-to-work readiness skills, and assistance with finding, applying for and interviewing for jobs.
Ongoing case management for girls and their families designed to connect them with local resources and services.
Individual and group counseling that provides each girl tools to respond to obstacles in her life, peer pressure, family conflict and coping with victimization or abuse. Girls and their counselors develop care plans with individualized goals based on assessed strengths and needs.
Ongoing parental involvement in the care plan.
Social services, academics and a focus on the future. Ongoing case management to support girls once they transition from PACE to go back to their home school, higher education, or the workforce.