Pace Center for Girls Celebrates Grand Opening of New Clay County Campus

October 24, 2023
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Pace Clay is pleased to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art campus, marking a significant milestone in the organization's mission to empower and inspire young women.

"The journey to establishing this campus has been a remarkable testament to the power of collaboration, dedication, and unwavering community support. The center is built specifically and intentionally to address critical community needs,” said Mary Marx, President and CEO of Pace Center for Girls. “We are deeply thankful to every individual and organization whose collective efforts and contributions have made this new center a safe and supportive environment for our girls."

Pace Clay has long been a beacon of hope and support for young women. Since establishment in 2015, Pace Clay has provided over 250 girls year-round academic services, counseling, life-skills training, career preparation and more. The new building represents a significant leap forward in continuing to fulfil this mission, offering expanded mental health and therapeutic resources and support.

The campus proudly bears the name of Rob and Jennifer Bradley, a tribute to their commitment to advancing the mission of Pace Center for Girls. With the center’s expanded capacity to support up to 100 girls annually, their contributions underscore the significance of collaboration and community support.

“We are thrilled to share this beautiful space with the entire Clay community,” said Genelle Thomas, Executive Director of Pace Clay, “We cannot do this important work without the support of people like you, who believe in our mission and share our vision for a brighter future for all girls. The new center embodies a spirit of unity and symbolizes a safe space where girls can learn, grow, and realize their potential.”

The Open House event included a program showcasing the new building's features, a tour of the campus, and testimonials from girls who have benefitted from Pace Clay.

Naming opportunities are available and community members are invited to sponsor a legacy brick. To learn more about Pace Clay, enroll a girl or register for the open house event, visit here.