Welcome to Pace Marion

About Pace Marion

Pace Center for Girls Marion, located in Ocala, Florida, opened in 2001. Since that time, Pace Marion has served more than 1,000 girls in Marion County through our academic Day Program and Pace Reach programs. Pace Marion enjoys the benefit of strong community support through volunteers and civic groups who supplement the academic and counseling services provided by Pace.

Services we offer

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

Stories from Pace Marion

Keyonie's Story

“My parents decided to take me out of my public school and send me to Pace Marion. At first, I was too shy to let myself begin a new adventure at Pace or to get to know girls who were going through similar experiences as me. But then I quickly made new friends and now have the drive to graduate early, accomplish milestones, and be a leader for myself and other young girls. I am proud I have become someone who is a good example of how Pace helps girls like me.”

Get in touch

Pace Center for Girls - Marion

328 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 500

Ocala, FL 34470

Get Directions

Phone: 352-369-0571

Fax: 352-414-5508

For enrollment referrals, contact:

Adrienne Youmans, Social Services Manager email

Referral Form

For general inquiries please contact:

Julie Williams, Business Manager email


Kimberly Vollmer Smith, Special Projects Coordinator email