First Horizon Foundation Donates $35,000 to Pace Center for Girls
“We are grateful for the support provided by First Horizon to help equip our girls with the tools they need to be successful,” said Mary Marx, Pace President and CEO. “When girls and young women are better supported, they have the opportunity to achieve academic and career success, leading to positive outcomes for themselves, their families and communities.”
Pace’s nationally recognized model is designed specifically for girls to include academics, strength-based counseling, case management and therapy services that yield successful results, with seven out of 10 teen girls graduating from high school, pursuing higher education or securing employment.
The grant directly supports Pace’s Growth & Change Behavior Modification system, a program that celebrates and recognizes girls as they improve academic standing and grow within their individualized plans of care. Girls move through the recognition program as they complete milestones that align with Pace’s nine guiding principles.
“Pace is a transformational program that empowers girls to reach their highest potential,” said Marty Lanahan, regional president for North Central Southwest Florida First Horizon. “We’re honored to support this next generation of young women – empowering them to be productive, successful contributors to their communities.”
The partnership will run through the 2022-2023 school year and will support Pace centers in the following counties: Duval, Orange, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Lee and Collier.