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PACE Center for Girls Escambia is located in Pensacola, FL and was founded in 1995. Since opening, PACE Escambia has served over 500 girls in our community. The center is located on the beautiful Pensacola State College Campus.

PACE Escambia is one of 19 centers across Florida.  For more information on our statewide organization, click here.  For more information about PACE Escambia click here .

To contact us call (850) 478-7060 or click here for more contact information. Girls or others interested in attending or making a referral to PACE Escambia please contact the Center and fill out the following referral form.

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What do you get when you combine lunch, friends, bags and bling?

PACE Center for Girls' 8th Annual Bag It & Bling Luncheon, of course!

Spend an October afternoon beside the water at the Gulf Breeze home of Cathy and Dr. Peter Butler while bidding on vintage, gently loved and new designer handbags donated by area fashionistas and local retailers.

Back again this year is an opportunity drawing for a sparkling Swavorski crystal pavéd Judith Leiber PUCKER UP clutch. Opportunity Tickets are $50 each for this stunner generously donated by Jeweler’s Trade Shop.


An exciting new addition to this year's stellar lineup – Bling! Vintage and high end fashion jewelry will be available in addition to the fabulous array of designer handbags featured. Another surprise in store for Bag It & Bling attendees is the opportunity to own a NEW Chanel handbag to be auctioned at the event to the highest bidder. This treasure will have a Reserve Price at auction as well as a Purchase Now Price for any eager shopper who doesn't want to risk a bidding war!


Admission: $35 per person,

includes drinks & lunch provided by Four Seasons

Opportunity Ticket: $50 

for a chance to win a sparkling Judith Leiber clutch!


CALL MEG BAISDEN AT 850.478.7060

or PURCHASE ONLINE via Eventbrite


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MANY Thanks to Cheryl of Up2You Cupcakes for brightening this rainy day with yummy treats for our girls. Rave reviews for the cupcake bar, where they could choose their own cake, filling AND icing flavors - then add their favorite candy topping! "Best lunch ever" indeed!

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pace day 42March is Women's History Month and we have a variety of celebrations scheduled all month long to honor the achievements of the mighty girls and women throughout history. 

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On March 5th, we invited supporters in our area to PACE to show them our appreciation on Thank Pensacola Day. Mayor Ashton Hayward spoke and honored us by proclaiming March as Believing in Girls Month!

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Our girls had a wonderful time traveling to Tallahassee for the annual PACE Day at the Capitol. They were able to meet with Florida Senators, Representatives and visit with PACE girls from other centers. A big THANK YOU to our board members who were able to join us in Tallahassee - we are so appreciative of your constant support!

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Dreama has set the stardard of what a PACE girls should be. She exhibits all the PACE principles that guide us each day. She is doing great academically but what stands out most about Dreama is here ability to create partnerships with her PACE sisters. Dreama is always one of the first people to welcome a new face to PACE. She exhibits a warm smile and postive attitude towards everyone at the Center and is truely a GEM to our program! You go girl!


Through our partnership with the Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council we were able to host a visit by some of what we now consider “our friends” from Brazil.

This experience was so meaningful to all – our guests, the staff and the girls.  These type experiences are what makes PACE so awesome.

Our girls got to connect on a personal level with people from another country – that never would have happened for them had they not been here.

Thanks for supporting PACE and our girls allowing growth and learning to happen every PACE day.

Laurie Rodgers

Executive Director

Pace Center for Girls Escambia/Santa Rosa