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Find the Great in Every Girl

Pace's Day Program

Pace’s team of counselors and educators provide free year-round middle and high school academic services, counseling, life-skills training, career preparation and more, developing individualized approaches based on each girl’s unique strengths, life experiences and needs.

Pace's Reach Program Services

Pace’s team of therapists and counselors offers social, emotional, behavioral health and support services for girls ages 11-17 and their families. Reach therapists travel to girls to provide services in their home, school or community, and also meet with girls online.

Our Impact by the Numbers

Backed by over three decades of experience and proven methods, Pace's nationally recognized early intervention model has proven to be successful in curbing unemployment and involvement in the juvenile justice system.

A research study conducted in 2019 found that Pace nearly doubles the likelihood of girls being on track to graduate from high school as compared to girls with the same risk factors that did not attend Pace.

3,000+ girls

cared for each year

23 Communities

across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

40,000+ girls

served since 1985

17 Reach locations

across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

BEFORE the Pace Day Program

78%

Were failing one or more classes prior to attending Pace

18%

Were previously involved with the juvenile justice system

58%

Were suspended or expelled prior to Pace

AFTER the Pace Day Program

90%

Improved Academically at Pace

91%

Had no involvement with the juvenile justice system after one year

73%

Were in school, higher education or employed after one year

BEFORE the Pace Reach Program

29%

Had prior involvement with the juvenile justice system

81%

Had behavioral challenges associated with delinquency

AFTER the Pace Reach Program

95%

Had no involvement with the juvenile justice system one year after completing Pace

99%

Had improved behavior associated with delinquency after Pace

The Latest

Together, We Have a Dream.

Our girls recognize they have an important role to play as young leaders — raising their voices to make a difference in their communities. And more importantly, they believe they can ignite future generations, as changemakers and inspiration for future Pace girls. At a recent Pace Jacksonville showcase in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King […]

Pace Jacksonville Girls Hit the Runway for the Annual Fall into Fashion by the Sea Show

This month, 13 Pace Jacksonville girls hit the runway for the 5th Annual Fall into Fashion by the Sea Show at Casa Marina Hotel. The fashion show is a community favorite and Pace Jacksonville’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising nearly $40,000 to support academic and social services for at-promise girls.

Once a Pace Girl, Always a Pace Girl

Destiny is a former Pace Polk girl who overcame significant adversity in her journey from young woman to a substitute teacher, mother, and recent college graduate. As a young woman Destiny described herself as “being allowed to do whatever I wanted,” raised in a household where her parents didn’t provide direction or guidance. The lack […]

Every Girl Deserves Flowers: Daytona Beach Photography Exhibit Gives Girls a Voice

An upcoming photography exhibit shines the spotlight on students from Pace Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler.

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I'm a Pace Girl

Once a Pace Girl, Always a Pace Girl.
I’m Alivia,
Pace Class of 2021
Through Pace, I learned my worth and how to give myself the credit I deserve. I attend Fort Valley State University and am in the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program. I am the most resilient person I know and because of Pace, I can recognize that.
And I'm a Pace Girl.
I'm Melanie,
Pace Class of 2022
Coming to Pace helped me grow and become confident in myself. I’m looking forward to going to college to major in psychology, so I can help others like Pace helped me.
And I'm a Pace Girl.
I'm Tyra,
Pace Class of 2022
Before Pace, I skipped class a lot and wasn’t worried about my grades. Pace played a big role in me graduating high school. I could have given up, but I persevered.
And I'm a Pace Girl.

Our Pace Locations

Pace currently operates in 23 communities throughout Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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