Pace Jacksonville Girls Hit the Runway for the Annual Fall into Fashion by the Sea Show
This month, 13 Pace Jacksonville girls hit the runway for the 5th Annual Fall into Fashion by the Sea Show at Casa Marina Hotel. The fashion show is a community favorite and Pace Jacksonville’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising nearly $40,000 to support academic and social services for at-promise girls.
More than 100 people attended the fashion show, cheering on Pace girls as they modeled attire from Jaffi’s, Natural Life and T-Dubs. All clothes modeled by the girls were graciously donated to them by the fashion sponsors.
“Our girls look forward to the fashion show all year. Being embraced by the community is an empowering moment in a girl’s life and is an important part of the Pace journey for many girls,” shared Chantell Miles, Executive Director of Pace Jacksonville. “We are incredibly grateful for our community’s generosity and shared vision in empowering our girls.”
Each model had an opportunity to style their own look - validating their unique experiences and expressions.
“When you come to Pace, you have a whole community who is here to back you up. You have a whole bunch of people who support you, care about you and believe you will succeed in life,” shared Synayah, 17, Pace girl and model at the fashion show.
Pace is a transformational program that not only empowers girls to reach their highest potential, but shows them that a life of love, success and happiness is possible for them. For many girls, Pace is a safe space where they know they will be cared for, and their needs will be met. Pace’s model aims to ensure that things like technology, transportation and finances do not become a barrier to providing the holistic services that girls need.