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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

CENTER Day Program

Pace’s center-based day program provides year-round education, counseling, and life skills training for a comprehensive and individualized experience for middle and high school-age girls.

2,170

Girls served

BEFORE PACE

 

8 in 10

Were failing school six months
prior to attending Pace

 

7 in 10

7 out of 10 hearts

Demonstrated behaviors related to

juvenile delinquency

 

9 in 10

Were disengaged in school and community life

AS A RESULT OF PACE

 

8 in 10

8 in 10 books

Improved academically*
*Measured by Florida STAR testing

 

8 in 10

8 in 10 hearts

Strengthened or maintained self-efficacy, the belief
that you can succeed

 

10 in 10

10 in 10 girls

Are engaged in their community, measured by being
enrolled in school, higher education, or employment

REACH Program Services

Pace Reach is a therapeutic and counseling program offering social, emotional, and behavioral health and support services for girls ages 11–17 and their families. Reach therapists provide services in the home, school or community, and also meet with girls online.

1,155

Girls served

BEFORE PACE

 

5 in 10

Were feeling sad or hopeless, including thoughts of self-harm

 

6 in 10

Were disengaged in school and community life

AS A RESULT OF PACE

 

8 in 10

Improved healthy social relationships with peers
and family members

 

10 in 10

Are engaged in their community,
measured by an increase in healthy behaviors

The Latest

The Impact of Year-Round Mental Health Services for Middle School Girls 

At Pace, we recognize the critical importance of reaching girls in middle school to provide comprehensive, year-round mental health services. Middle school is a pivotal time in a young girl’s life, and addressing mental health challenges at this stage can have a lasting impact on their future well-being.  Girls today are growing up in an […]

Pace Center for Girls in Lee County Celebrates Graduates

Pace Center for Girls in Lee County is celebrating four of its members who are graduating high school.

Rising Leaders: Pace Girls Take on Climate Research 

At Pace Center for Girls in Pasco County, a group of passionate girls are learning about the environment and what they can do to benefit the next generation. We had the pleasure of speaking with two Pace girls, Hannah and Rileigh, along with their science teacher, Wendy Vazquez-Ernest.   Hannah, a 17-year-old in the 10th grade, […]

Graduation just the beginning for 18 girls at Pace Clay

Pace Center for Girls, Clay, celebrated one of its largest graduating classes in the program’s history.

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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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