Pace In the News

June 12, 2021

Shrouded by trees at the corner of 26th Street West and 36th Avenue West, the local Pace Center for Girls could easily be overlooked. The 9,000-square-foot school — painted a bluish-gray color — is inconspicuous. But what happens inside that building is far from ordinary, students said. Though all the students range from 11 to 17 years old, and most arrive about two years behind in their education, Pace girls come from diverse backgrounds. Some have a juvenile justice record, some grapple with trauma and some feel uncomfortable at traditional schools with packed hallways and one-size-fits-all classes.

May 26, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. — During this pandemic, adolescents and teens have had faced some of the toughest times trying to deal with isolation. According to the most recent Mental Health America survey, youth ages 11 to 17 were more likely than any other age group to have moderate to severe depression, anxiety, and even suicide or self-harming thoughts. But, there's a local center that is trying to help, and it's free for any girl 11 to 18-years-old.

May 06, 2021

Pace Center for Girls (Pace), a nationally-recognized program that provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy, received an $85,000 grant from The State Farm Companies Foundation which gives charitable grants to nonprofit initiatives that help build up and meet the needs of their communities.

April 30, 2021

Academic support and counseling through the Pace Center for Girls has helped transform the lives of thousands of young girls and women. We recently had the opportunity to meet three inspiring Pace-Marion alumnae.

April 28, 2021

CLAY COUNTY – Pace Center for Girls, a nationally recognized program that provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy, received an $85,000 grant from The State Farm Companies Foundation which gives charitable grants to nonprofit initiatives that help build up and meet the needs of their communities. The funding supports Pace’s service-learning program designed to help girls to engage in leadership development and give back to their local communities.