The project aims to improve the social, emotional and academic achievement of girls at risk of school failure and juvenile delinquency by leveraging recent research to test a new parental engagement model. This model aims to foster healthier relationships between PACE girls and their families and healthier home environments. Specifically, the project involves the development, testing and evaluation of new parental engagement program that covers PACE’s academic and therapeutic programs as well as family outreach efforts.
Fondation CHANEL is partnering with PACE to research, develop and pilot the parental engagement program, to scale it up throughout their 19 sites in Florida, and to enhance their local and national advocacy work on behalf of high-risk adolescent girls.
PACE Center for Girls, Inc., is a holistic gender-responsive model for at-risk girls. Founded in 1985, PACE has served more than 40,000 girls between the ages of 11 and 18 years in 20 nonresidential locations across the state of Florida.