Pace In the News

March 16, 2023

Since Pace in Immokalee opened its doors 25 years ago, it has served more than 2,000 girls. According to a recent statistic, nine out of 10 girls who advance through the program become engaged in their community by either enrolling back in high school, higher education or employment. 

March 03, 2023

We are proud to share that Pace's own Thresa Giles, Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer, was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal for her leadership and purpose-driven work in the community.

March 02, 2023

The program will provide Marion County with supportive therapy specifically designed for middle and high school girls. 

March 01, 2023

Haven Magazine celebrates Pace girls and Ellen Katzman, Executive Director of Pace Polk and Pasco, during Believing in Girls Month and Womens History Month. 

February 14, 2023

The girls and young women I work with receive academic instruction and work closely with counselors trained in trauma-based therapy and suicide screening. Through this we see real change, with 9 out of 10 girls improving academically in school or employed one year after completing the program.

These results show the importance of prioritizing interventions addressing girls’ mental health challenges head-on. Too often, however, schools lack the resources needed to do this.