Pace In the News
We’re proud to share that Natalya Bannister, Executive Director of Pace Alachua, was recently inducted into Santa Fe College's Women of Distinction and Promise.
Pace Center for Girls announces the appointment of Maryam Ghyabi-White to the Board of Trustees. Ghyabi-White is the CEO and President of Ghyabi Consulting & Management (GCM) and serves as an adjunct professor of civil engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is an advocate for safe and supportive environments for girls and brings more than three decades of experience in community stewardship and development to the Board.
Melanie Lawson hosts a documentary exploring strides being made with Jacksonville’s Juvenile Justice system. She looks inside organizations such as Pace Center for Girls and the Florida Youth Challenge Academy plus feature remarkable stories of redemption.
Makasia Purdy, 14, lost her 13-year-old friend, Christopher Scott, at a party in June 2021. Just a few months earlier, she lost Maliyah Godwin, 13, who was killed in the safety of her own apartment. Her friends were killed because of gun violence and gang activity. Purdy is now determined to make a change. Purdy, a member of Pace Center for Girls, was nominated as a representative in this council along with 13 other youth representing different cities and organizations in Alachua County.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — First Lady Casey DeSantis, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, and the Florida Juvenile Justice Association (FJJA) honored the 2022 DJJ Youth Ambassadors yesterday in celebration of Youth Success Day.