With proceeds from our 4th Annual Shop For a Cause event, Change Through Giving made a financial donation to PACE Center for Girls, located in Winter Park. PACE is a Florida-based nationally recognized 501(c)3 program that integrates social services, education and career service for at-risk adolescent girls. They are distinguished as the most effective program in the country for keeping girls out of the Juvenile Justice System.
One of our sponsors, Winter Park Construction, has been involved with PACE Center for several years. We were impressed and intrigued by the change their efforts create for the young women in our community. PACE has 17centers statewide and has served more than 25,000 girls since 1985. Their positive and supportive atmosphere takes girls who are struggling in typical high school environments and helps them thrive. Attending PACE, 95% of girls improved their academic performance, and 70% are continuing their education and/or employed three years later.
Their philosophy is powerful and inspiring: “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.” The ladies of CTG are excited to make a contribution towards the mission of empowering girls with the tools they need to build better futures. We encourage you to visit www.pacecenter.org to learn more about their positive impact in the lives of Florida’s young women.