Nick Neville, Esq. and Regina Campbell, Esq. attended PACE Center for Girls’ Annual Fundraiser at the Coral Gables Country Club last month. The students and alumni were an inspiration to the entire audience. Each one of the girls gave touching, personal stories of how PACE saved their lives and gave them the hope and skills they needed to build a bright and better future.
The Campbell Law Group PA would like to share information regarding the PACE school in the event anyone is interested in learning about their commitment to our community, participating in the school’s activities as a volunteer, or donating to PACE.
PACE is now recognized as a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency amongst girls by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, National Mental Health Association, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. PACE is also recognized by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Social Innovation Fund as the only gender responsive, strength based, intervention, prevention day program in the country.
PACE’s Mission is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. 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 holistic, strength-based, and asset building PACE program model addresses the needs of girls and has garnered recognition nationally as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system and improving their academic status.
The PACE Miami Center recently opened its doors on 1400 NW 36th Street, Allapattha, on March 6, 2014. The PACE Miami program assists girls and young women to gain the skills and knowledge they need to stay out of the state’s juvenile justice system (DJJ), become contributing students to the county’s educational system (MDCPS), and lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives. This is achieved through a model that integrates academia, counseling, life management instruction, and a three year after program. All of this is done through a strength based methodology. PACE Miami currently serves 60 “at promise” Girls daily. Once the girls successfully transition back to their home school, they may graduate with PACE or work towards their GED – all with the goal to realize their full potential.