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 17 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.
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
Thank you for Believing in Girls!
Help us Bring Holiday Joy to our Girls
Come join us for an amazing night of food, drink and Drag Queen Bingo! There will be 10 games for $10 of seriously funny bingo with some really cool prizes. All proceeds from bingo benefit
PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough
Hamburger Mary's, 1600 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.
Monday, December 9th
Reservations are VERY strongly suggested,
otherwise seating is not guaranteed.
Alize spent the month of August demonstrating what it means to embrace growth and change. Staff recognized Alize’s ability to make improvements in her academic and personal life by taking the time to first identify her goals and then figure out what it will take to accomplish them. Alize was decidedly able to remain focused on herself and her long-term future despite significant obstacles and boldly met her various challenges had on. With aspirations to become an educator Alize has a natural ability to be a leader coupled with a beautiful spirit and great strength that will surely help her become a success in the future.
Staff selected Danecia B. as the girl of the month for September because of an unmistakably renewed commitment to herself and her future. Danecia enrolled at PACE in January 2013 and her first few months were noticeably challenging as she struggled with the adjustment. Acknowledging that immediate action was needed, Danecia began to do the hard work of getting things on track. For her success, no one decision has been more impactful than the other, but her improved attendance has definitely been instrumental. Danecia’s transformation began to manifest once she was no longer content with simply getting through the process and instead decided to make the most out of her PACE journey.
* For confidentiality we are unable to publish photos of some PACE girls.