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

Sandra's Story

“Before coming to Pace, I struggled with focusing on my goals. I struggled with life's stress, and how I coped was harmful mentally and physically; I felt very lost and alone. Since coming to Pace, I have grown so much. Pace has taught me that I am worthy and that my happiness and well-being are as important as anyone else's. Our teachers are attentive to what makes me unique and have helped me learn to advocate for myself. Being a Pace girl to me means being confident and knowing my self-worth.”

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