The PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough awarded the Zonta Club of Tampa with their Outstanding Program Partner for 2017 at the Journey 2 Success Luncheon on November 1st. The Pace Center is a voluntary school for 11-18 year old girls, who are experiencing difficulty in life. The school provides not just academic support, but health care, psychological services and life skills. The Zonta Club of Tampa has been providing all the necessities for the “Step-Up” Program, which is held the last Tuesday of every month for all the girls and staff for more than 8 years. When students enter the PACE program they are evaluation and basically assigned to a step. As the meet milestones and “step-up” at the end of each month these steps are celebrated with all the girls and staff. The Tampa Club proves, treats, gifts for birthdays & young ladies who earn steps, tokens for the staff and items for the PACE store. Girls shop the PACE store when they earn the privilege for positive growth.
In addition to receiving the Program Partner Award, which came with a lovely acrylic trophy, the Zonta Club of Tampa has become their scholarship partner by presenting PACE with $2000. This newly developed program has only been funded by three groups of which, The Zonta Club of Tampa is a charter member. Scholarships will go to deserving young ladies, who have completed the PACE program and are pursuing post secondary education. PACE tracks these girls for 3 years after completion of their program.
Photo attached from left to right member of the Zonta Club of Tampa: Donna Gregory, Betty Geier, Pam Davis and Jennifer Rosage.