PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation that provides a non-residential delinquency prevention program in locations statewide, targeting the unique needs of females 12 to 18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent, or in need of academic skills. PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department of Children and Families, school personnel, community services agencies, parents, family members, friends and self-referrals. Its purpose is to intervene and prevent school withdrawal, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and welfare dependency in a safe and nurturing environment. PACE programs provide the following services: academic education, individualized attention, a gender-specific life management curriculum (SPIRITED GIRLS®), therapeutic support services, parental involvement, student volunteer service projects and transition follow-up services. Every girl at PACE sets individual educational and social goals that are focused on earning a high school diploma or GED, re-entering public school, attending college, getting vocational training, joining the military or entering the private workforce. After program completion, PACE continues to monitor each girl''s educational and personal development with three years of follow-up case management. PACE operates 17 centers throughout Florida and one Reach program. Since it''s creation in 1984, PACE has served over 21,000 girls.
Development Assistant: Assists in the developement of fundraising events; prepares and maintains spreadsheets and reports. Prepares press releases and public relations materials. Handles direct mail campaign for the center. Makes arrangements for board meetings, prepares meeting agendas, and coordinates luncheons and other functions. Champions legislative matters impacting the center. Composes correspondence to legislators and other persons as directed by Executive Director; keeps appointment calendar for Executive Director. Teacher Aide: Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts. Provides tutoring. Prepares, administers, and grades examinations; files student papers and other paperwork. Follows lesson plan, teach and supervise class in the absence or the Teacher Advisor. Assists in the administration of state required complying with state regulations. Assists in developing student schedules according to Academic Roadmap. Assists with the creation of training materials, delivers training for various topics. Participates in parent conferences as needed. Makes neceesary recommendations to supervisor regarding program improvement. Partners with community resources to obtain quality services. Creates partnerships to maximize monetary potential by incorporating volunteers, donations, etc. Enters data into Data PACE system. Adheres to established budget guidelines. Maintains attendance records.