Welcome to Pace Polk

About Pace Polk

Pace Center for Girls Polk, located in Lakeland, Florida, opened in 2001. Since that time, Pace Polk has served more than 1,500 girls from Polk County through our academic Day Program and Pace Reach therapy programs.

Each girl attending Pace Polk receives a free city bus pass for transportation to and from Pace Polk. Two healthy meals are provided each day that aligns with the National School Lunch Program. Girls have an opportunity to earn two Polk County School Board credits during the summertime.

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 Polk

Jay's Story

"I started Pace Polk in January 2020. Before coming to Pace, I struggled with controlling my emotions and communicating with others, which caused me to stress out. Since I have been at Pace, my grades have improved to A’s and B’s. I discovered my value and how powerful it is to be a woman. I enjoy the smaller classes, the learning environment, and having the opportunity to talk to my counselor at any time. After high school, I want to go into the medical field or become a teacher. Overall, I want to help others to become the best version of themselves."

Get in touch

Pace Center for Girls - Polk

213 Tyler Avenue

Lakeland, FL 33801

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Phone: 863-688-5596

For enrollment referrals, please ask for:

Jesilynn Pfeffer email
863-688-5596 Ext.5516