Welcome to Pace Manatee

About Pace Manatee

Pace Center for Girls Manatee, located in Bradenton, Florida, opened in 1989. Since that time, Pace Manatee has served more than 1,500 girls in Manatee County by providing holistic social, academic, and career-building services.

Services we offer

  • Girls Leadership Council
  • Goal Setting and Ongoing Process Monitoring
  • Academic Education
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Service Learning
  • Career Preparation

Stories from Pace Manatee

Lizeth's Story

Growing up in an immigrant family, Lizeth wanted to be the first in her family to graduate from high school but struggled with testing. “You guys were on me – I hated it then, but now I am glad you did! Ms. Mercedes, my Counselor, worked through things and even helped me after school. Pace gave me the time I needed and helped me grow personally. I’m now attending the Cosmetology Program at Manatee Technical College while working part-time at a salon. Pace even provided a scholarship for me to attend!” When asked what brings her joy, Lizeth responded “I’ve been able to do new things with my life because of Pace.”

Get in touch

Pace Center for Girls - Manatee

4030 Manatee Avenue West

Bradenton, FL 34205

Get Directions

Phone: 941-751-4566

Fax: 941-756-7101

Please use the entrance off 41st Street West, to the back parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church


For enrollment referrals, please ask for:

Randi Katz email