PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a community-based, non-residential prevention, diversion, and early intervention program in the state of Florida. PACE serves over 2,000 girls each year in 18 locations around the state as an alternative to incarceration by providing therapeutic support services, individualized and group counseling, a gender-specific life management curriculum, academic education, individualized attention, parental involvement, community service and 3 years of follow up transition services.
PACE supports the mission of the Department of Juvenile Justice by preventing juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, academic failure, and welfare dependency.
PACE reduces the number of girls entering the juvenile justice system and reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, dropping out of school and unemployment and long term economic dependency.
Tikila was selected by staff for girl of the month for November because she exemplified the guiding principle, “Create Partnerships.” This principle focuses on the belief that developing effective partnerships and long-term relationships can be obtained through listening to staff, families, and community, as well as incorporating the girl’s input in the decision-making process. Tikila, an honor roll student, has worked diligently throughout her time at PACE on her academic endeavors, as well as maintaining a job to save money for her future goals. Tikila impresses staff daily with her positive attitude, her work ethic, and her willingness to learn and model positive leadership traits to her peers. Tikila came to PACE in May 2013 and plans on transitioning in January as a senior and then going on to college and pursuing a profession in cosmetology. While at PACE, Tikila has won numerous awards, attended service trips in the community, as well as earned volunteer hours.
* For confidentiality we are unable to publish photos of some PACE girls.
PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough is celebrating its 15th birthday!
Since 1998 we have served over 1,500 girls ages 11-17 with their educational and social service needs.
Help support the PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough by donating $15 for 15 years of serving girls.
For more information please contact Candi Nevin at (813) 739-0410
To donate now http://www.pacecenter.org/support-pace/donate
Congratulations to our girl of the month for December, Juliette!! Ever the conscientious and poised student, she was selected by staff for having most aptly demonstrated what it means to invest in her future. Enrolled at PACE since July 2013 Juliette has been driven and focused since day one. Crediting her renewed sense of determination coupled with the unwavering support and encouragement of PACE staff, Juliette successfully promoted to high school and made a seamless adjustment to the rigor of her new classes to begin earning credits. Her PACE accolades extend beyond grade promotion and self-discovery to include attending the incentive trip to Disney in December, participating in off-site community service and working with a mentor from the USF chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). With aspirations to become a nurse Juliette is intentionally making decisions that will ensure her success.