Giving Back

FCRD Fall 2018 Conference Service Project

Racing For Resources at Daytona State College

The Daytona State College team invites you to bring school supplies for the students and teachers of the PACE Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler. Bring your own favorites, or choose from the following list of recommendations:

  • Spiral notebooks/pocket folders
  • 3-ring binders/divider tabs
  • Ruled paper
  • Sketch pads
  • Pens/pencils/markers/highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Sticky notes/flags
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • USB flash drives
  • Hand sanitizer/disinfectant wipes/tissues
  • Backpack/messenger bag

PACE began in 1985 with one center in Jacksonville, Florida serving 10 girls. Today, PACE has changed the life trajectory of more than 37,000 girls, serving more than 2,000 each year in 19 centers throughout Florida. PACE began as a community response to the realization that girls involved with the justice system were either being placed in programs designed for boys or placed further into the system for their own protection. Guided by research calling for gender responsive programming, PACE created a new alternative to institutionalization or incarceration for girls. PACE is now recognized as a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment, and self-sufficiency among girls.