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Review for Pace Center for Girls, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer at PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville and have been for ten years. It is so rewarding to watch the girls grow from victims to beautiful young ladies of strength and wisdom. I see a staff and volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of the girls at PACE and I applaud them for the great impact they are making in the future of, not only these girls, but also the world. I have been instrumental in getting many other volunteers involved in PACE and they all feel the same.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Pace Center for Girls, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Not only do I volunteer at PACE Center for Girls, Inc. but I have enlisted many of my friends and they find PACE as rewarding as I do. Last week was PACE graduation and it felt so good to see the success these girls have achieved against tremendous odds. PACE shows young women that they can be anything they want and that they have a a future of hope and success.

Role:  Volunteer & I collected new and gently used clothing for teenage girls so they can feel good about themselves.

Review for Pace Center for Girls, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

About every six weeks, I get a group of ladies to help set up and run the Clothes Closet. As the girls "shop" for new and gently used donated items, you can tell the new girls from those who have been at PACE for a while. The new girls don't show much enthusiasm or interact with the ladies and the other girls. But after a short time, the girls exhibit confidence, have warm attitudes to each other and the volunteers, smile a lot and are grateful that people care about them. I love to attend the award ceremonies, graduation, the prom and other activities. You see that these are typical teenage girls who just need a chance. PACE gives them that chance to reach their potential and become successful young ladies.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the impact PACE has on the future of the young ladies who attend. PACE follows the girls for 3 years after they leave the school and I have seen many of them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Every staff member and volunteer I have encountered at PACE has been a truly dedicated person who loves the girls.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand and help even more girls in need of the program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & My main focus in running the Clothes Closet where the girls can purchase clothes with points they earn for positive behavior.