Welcome to Pace Palm Beach
About Pace Palm Beach
With the help of advocates and community leaders, Pace Center for Girls initially opened in Belle Glade in 1996. Pace Palm Beach serves approximately 100 girls per year and since opening in 1996, Pace Palm Beach has served more than 2,000 girls.
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My name is Naravelis. After experiencing significant trauma, my life felt like it was over. The experience of trying to recover from what happened to me was also traumatic. My attempt at getting justice took a lot out of me.
Even after getting that justice, I was still very broken, and I could not function the way I did before. I started to have panic attacks and black outs. I started getting really nervous around people and was always thinking someone was going to hurt me. This affected my school life a lot. I isolated myself and I couldn’t concentrate.
My friend at the time told me about Pace, so I went. At that time, I never saw myself completing high school as I watched my GPA slip from a 3.4 my freshman year to a 0.1 my sophomore year. I began attending Pace Center for Girls Palm Beach.
With the support of the Pace staff, I not only completed my four years of high school, I also graduated a year early. I’m grateful for the one-on-one time that I received with the teachers at Pace and the motivation from my counselors to keep going. Now I feel there is nothing in life that I can’t conquer.
Risk factors are the underlying issues that lead girls to academic underachievement. These are issues such as: foster home placement, substance abuse (by girl or family member), domestic violence, incarceration of a family member, neglect, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, grief, emotional health concerns, low income, and more.