Welcome to Pace Treasure Coast

About Pace Treasure Coast

Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast currently serves St. Lucie County and was founded in 1998 in Ft Pierce, Florida. Pace Treasure Coast is one of 21 centers across the state of Florida and serves a capacity of 56 girls. Since 1998, Pace Treasure Coast has served over 1,000 girls by providing Academic, Social Services and Transition Services in a year round day treatment program.

Our Passion

We strive to provide a holistic treatment program that focuses on the strengths of our girls, each girl’s unique potential, and connecting her back to her community so that she can thrive after leaving our program. Very quickly after coming to Pace Treasure Coast our girls begin to blossom, and brighten, and feel safe to grow, and mature, to become a positive, productive member of her family and community.

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Get in touch

Pace Center for Girls - Treasure Coast

3651 Virginia Avenue

Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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Phone: 772-595-8880

Fax: 772-595-8980

For enrollment referrals, please ask for:

Adrienne Huggins email
772-595-8880 ext. 8814

Stories from Pace Treasure Coast
Skye's Story

Skye worked tenaciously to graduate from Pace in August 2015. She entered Pace Treasure Coast as a 16-year-old 8th grader. She had quit traditional school and was attempting to learn through Florida Virtual School, but her academic challenges continued there as well. Feelings of failure turned into depression and hopelessness. Skye just wanted to succeed just like her peers and it was her desire for success that led her to Pace. At Pace, Skye reignited her passion for education and found the small class-sizes were conducive to her learning. With the support of her Pace teachers and counselors, Skye began to reach her full potential. Not only did she find success in school, but Skye overcame significant adversity at home and has emerged from all of her struggles as strong, focused and determined to invest in her Future. Skye has been accepted to start college in the fall.

Taia's Story

Taia started at Pace in August of 2019, she was 17 years old and just entering the 9th grade. 

From the moment Taia walked through the doors she was engaged in her learning. She met with the Academic Manager to set up a plan so that she could meet her academic goals monthly. Each of her teachers worked with her individually to set up curricula that would assist her in moving quickly in her courses, while showing mastery.

Taia was eager to complete her coursework on time and dedicated countless hours to her schoolwork throughout the week and over the weekends. Taia studied hard for her End of Course exams and was able to use her scores on those test to CAP out of some of her required courses. With hard work and dedication Taia was able to complete 4 years of her academic career in just 9 months. We are so excited to share that Taia graduated this May on time, with her class. Taia is currently employed and looking into post-secondary opportunities.

Girls attend Pace to get appropriate counseling and education in a nurturing environment. To become enrolled, they must be between 11 to 17 years old, at least one year behind in school, and have 3 or more risk factors.

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.