Welcome to Pace Marion

About Pace Marion

Pace Center for Girls Marion, located in Ocala, Florida, opened in 2001. Since that time, Pace Manatee 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

Terra's Story

When Terra’s father suggested Pace Marion, she was afraid she wouldn’t know anyone and didn’t want to attend. But once at Pace, she quickly met new friends, some who had similar background experiences to hers. “It made me feel better that other girls had been through the same things I had, and I didn’t feel so alone anymore.” Terra is now a student leader, often helping other girls learn to acclimate when they first start attending Pace. She definitely creates new partnerships on a regular basis, and was named Student of the Month for August 2021.

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