“PACE Center for Girls Collier is located in the rural community of Immokalee, Florida and was founded in 1998. During the early years the Immokalee center served 35 girls and since then the center has grown to serve 67 girls every day. Led by Executive Director, Marianne Kearns, M.Ed. PACE Collier’s 23 staff consists of Masters level counselors and a full academic teaching staff. Working together, PACE Collier enables these young women to complete their education, build self-esteem, and develop personal, social and family relationship skills. Our one of a kind center includes a state of the art kitchen and a gymnasium. Two healthy meals are provided each day along with a growing physical education program where HS credits are being offered to our girls. The PACE Collier center strives to provide these services and more in a safe and loving environment.”
There were so many inspiring stories. The lunch from Naples Grande Beach Resort was phenomenal and the ambiance did not disappoint. Each table had one of the girls from Pace as their guest. It was nice to interact with these young ladies and hear their stories.
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