Pace In the News

Please see how Pace Center for Girls is changing the lives of girls and young women through advocacy, partnerships, programs, and more in the many stories shared and published in the media.

March 22, 2022

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.

February 28, 2022

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.

February 23, 2022

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. 

February 03, 2022

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.

January 10, 2022

Mary Marx joined Pace as vice president of external affairs in 2007 and has served as president and CEO since 2010. PND asked her about Pace’s advocacy efforts around juvenile justice reform, its national expansion strategy, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on needs and programs.