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Pace Center for Girls, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Education, Educational Services, Girls Clubs, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: PACE operates in 17 counties throughout Florida, providing multi-faceted, gender-responsive services to more than 2,300 girls annually.  Since 1985, PACE has been successful at reducing justice system involvement for girls with complex and interconnected risk factors and has successfully provided more than 17,000 girls with an opportunity for a better future by reducing risk behaviors and avoiding justice system involvement. PACE is cited by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency as the only statewide prevention program in the country that effectively targets girls with consistent, positive results. Our Mission: PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.  Our Philosophy: PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

Geographic areas served: Florida

Programs: Pace center for girls, inc. Is a non-profit, gender-specific program, providing comprehensive academic and therapeutic prevention and intervention to at-risk girls ages 12-18 at community based centers throughout the state of florida. Pace was established as an alternative to institutionalization or incarceration for adolescent girls at-risk of high school dropout and involvement in the justice system. Operating in florida since 1985, pace has been recognized by local, state and national governments as the leader in providing educational programs and counseling to at-risk girls. Over 90% of the girls completing the program remain crime free one year later. Pace served 2,130 girls in the year ended june 30, 2015 and over 96% of the girls enrolled successfully completed the program that year. Pace also advocates for girls on a national and state level, providing training and consulting to girls serving agencies via partnerships with groups such as the florida juvenile justice association.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I graduated from PACE Broward County in 1996. With out PACE I do not know if I would have ever finished high school. They helped me mature and grow into a fine young woman. They made sure I walked that stage and remained by my side for guidance and support no matter my situation. I try to refer as many daughters’ there as I can. Thank you PACE!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Pace Centers for Girls in Marion County. I feel that this was the best thing that has ever happened to me. They helped me focus on my school while iwas dealing with bad things that had happened in my life at the time. I strongly recommend this school to all our young girls out there that are having trouble or need a different enviroment. When my daughter gets older I will try to get her in Pace because of my own experience with them.