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31
Mar
12

Counselor and Alumnae’s Work with Pace Leon Comes Full Circle with FJJA Service Excellence Award

Pace Center for Girls Leon Social Services Manager, Kristel Avilus, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Florida Juvenile Justice Association Service Excellence Award. This distinction recognizes her commitment to creating meaningful change for Florida’s youth. Kristel has a unique understanding of the significant and positive impact she has at Pace on girls’ lives, as she herself is a Pace girl.

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Mar
11

Pace’s Use of Technology on Display at Microsoft Ignite Conference

When working with children in need of extra attention and care, it is essential to have the necessary tools and equipment to prevent potential challenges. To ensure that all technology runs smoothly, Pace has turned to Microsoft products like Teams to provide consistency and ease of learning in both the classroom and at home.

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Mar
02

Pace Celebrates Believing in Girls Month and Women’s History Month


Women's History Month Pace Center for Girls
Pace Center for Girls graduates await their future which is full of opportunities that are only available to them due to heroes that we celebrate during Women’s History Month

March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month as we commemorate and celebrate women’s critical role throughout history. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis declared March as “Believing in Girls Month,” recognizing the positive impact women have made in all aspects of modern life and the importance young women, leaders of the next generation, be provided with the tools they need to be successful.

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Feb
18

The Importance of Addressing COVID-19 Trauma with our Youth

Over the last year, mental health concerns became real to millions across America. As the coronavirus pandemic intensified social and economic anxieties, the Journal of American Medicine tracked the surge in mental health decline, stating “the effect of COVID-19 deaths on mental health will be profound” in an October 2020 report. Many who suffered were our youth, when schools moving to virtual learning caused achievement gaps to widen for students among low socioeconomic backgrounds.

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