The foundation of PACE is our gender-responsive culture where we provide a safe environment that celebrates girls. PACE offers services that take into account how girls learn and develop and our supportive staff members respond to and celebrate each girl’s strengths and challenges.
The holistic, strength-based, and asset building PACE program model addresses the needs of girls and has garnered recognition nationally as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.
Our model emphasizes goal setting with an ongoing assessment and improvement process to identify each girl’s strengths and challenges. We then provide her with the best possible support based on her individual needs and ambitions.
PACE provides daily instruction and individualized education plans taught by certified teachers, and our initiatives align with requirements of local school districts. But we don't stop there. Small classes, one-on-one guidance and specially tailored education plans help girls realize their full academic potential.
PACE’s life management curriculum teaches girls make positive decisions and lifestyle choices. Our Spirited Girls! classes teach girls how to better navigate real life, tackling topics such as self esteem, conflict resolution, personal grooming, relationship building and so much more.
Volunteer and service-learning opportunities help girls develop a strong connection with their local community while teaching them the power of serving others.
PACE helps girls prepare for a lifetime of success. Career preparation and exploration, school-to-work readiness skills training, and assistance with finding, applying, and interviewing for jobs, give PACE girls the edge they need to move forward.
Ongoing case management services for girls and their families connects them with the local resources and services they need most.
Peer pressure, family conflict, victimization, abuse - we know that girls face increasingly tough challenges. Individual and group counseling services provide girls with tools to help them respond appropriately and confidently to obstacles in their lives.
Girls need support at home to be optimally successful. That's why ongoing parental involvement is an integral part of the care plan for each girl. Counselors maintain regular contact with parents or guardians through phone calls and in-person meetings.
PACE offers social services, academics and a focus on the future. We provide ongoing case management to support girls once they transition from PACE back to their home school, or into higher education or the workforce.
Once you are on a path to success, you can rejoin your home school. If you are close to graduation, you can complete high school and start planning for college or a career.
PACE girls improve their grades, graduate, and go on to college or begin careers. You, too, will find success at PACE.
Membership in PACE is girls only. Join over 37,000 girls who have had the same experiences as you and found success. Their futures are bright. You can be next.
Imagine getting your grades back on track, being in a safe environment, and getting along better with friends and family. PACE is a place to put the past behind you and make a fresh start. We offer: