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

Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with Pace Center after much prompting from a friend, another self employed business woman. I went on a mentor day and really fell in love with the concept of empowering young women who are at risk and giving them the ability to work out of a bad situation. The girls shared with us their stories. One girl was homeless and afraid to let people know. She had her backpack and that was the extent of her belongings. Not only did she gratuate from High School but she is going to college now. We are able to give the girls college scholarships and provide hope that they can get out of the downward spiral that they are in if they follow our program. The girls are fun to work with and very anxious to learn from our Board. Some of us also came from an abusive situation and have been able to put it behind us and actually use that horrible odeal to make us better not bitter. We can honestly relate to them and give them hope and encouragement. We don't need more girls in our jails and prisons. Sometimes all it takes is a helping hand. Pace is well organized, very structured and monitored by local and state agencies.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I mentored in an all day program at Florida Gulf Coast University and three of our Pace Girls were there. They were polite, well groomed and engaging. Some of the other students from other schools were not the same. Our Pace Girls shined!

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

Experienced, educated and professional

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

Build or buy a school and not pay rent. Also, it would allow the funds for an endowment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I'm on the local Board of Directors in Lee County, Florida.