Pace Center for Girls Celebrates New Beginnings
On October 4, 2019, the Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast opened its doors to the community for a first-hand glimpse of its gender-responsive, intensive academic and counseling program. Pace girls currently enrolled in the program offered girl-guided tours and had guests join in activities the girls participate in regularly.
Girls from the performing arts and poetry clubs performed spoken word and sang a song that drew an emotional reaction from the crowd. Supporters, elected officials, staff and board members of the Pace Center for Girls concluded festivities with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, while celebrating the arrival of Pace Centers new Executive Director, Maygan Johnson.
“The open house was so powerful and uplifting. It is clear the staff at Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast are changing lives,” stated Sean Boyle, Executive Director for Children Services Council of St. Lucie County.
Pace Center for Girls, located adjacent to Indian River State College, began in 1998 and has served over 1,000 young women since then. At Pace Center, all girls have access to individualized middle and high school education; trauma-informed teachers and staff; counseling services; case management; a friendly, caring environment; college, career planning, life skills coaching; and follow-up transition care.
“It is important for the public to know the good work being done in the community for our at-risk girls. What better way to educate the public then to show them,” said Ms. Johnson. “Our program works: 90% of girls who enter our program successfully get back on track academically, emotionally and socially and we can accomplish so much more with additional support. For anyone who couldn’t attend our open house I invite you to take a personal tour and learn more.”
About Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast
Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast is a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves girls 11-18 who have fallen behind academically, socially, and emotionally. Pace Center helps them get back on track through an intensive academic program with wraparound counseling services. Pace values all girls and young women, believing each deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity, and grace. To get involved or donate call (772) 595-8880, like us on Facebook at pacecenterforgirlslc