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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

If She Can See it, She Can Be It: Pace Girl Reflects on First Female Aerial Demonstration Pilot in the Blue Angels

Women have written themselves into history over the past few months — making history at the Oscars, in Jeopardy, the Supreme Court, Federal Government and more. Most recently, for the first time in its 76-year history, the Navy’s famed Blue Angels aerial demonstration team will feature a female F-18 pilot, Lt. Amanda Lee.  We sat […]

UF College of Medicine Helps Pace Girls Explore Careers in Health Care

Pace Alachua girls took a field trip to the UF College of Medicine July 26. The event, hosted by the college’s Women in Medicine and Science advisory board and Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, along with the Medi-Gators Virtual Shadowing Program run through the department of neurology, was designed to inspire the next generation of female physicians and scientists, showing them the breadth of opportunities in health care.

Mental Health Matters: Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee Helps Girls Look Towards the Future

Published in Old Naples News Aug/Sept/Oct 2022 Edition Before coming to Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, Kimberlee began to see her world unravel — and with it, her mental health. She slowly started opening up to her therapist, Ms. Jama, and together they created a strong partnership and plan grounded in trust and […]

Pace Clay Graduates Celebrate Life-Changing Accomplishments

Pace Clay hosted its 2022 Graduation Ceremony at Highpoint Church recognizing eight Pace graduates. Each girl was presented with her diploma, followed by a tassel ceremony to signify her educational achievements.  

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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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