Gainesville, FL – Meldon Law Legal Assistant Nicole Talcik had the opportunity to speak to students at the PACE Center for Girls of Alachua County in part with Career Day, hosted by the Junior League of Gainesville. The event created a critical link between the classroom and the workplace by allowing the PACE students to explore various career options so that they can make informed educational and career choices.
The PACE Center for Girls serves as a delinquency prevention program for girls in Alachua County and statewide, while targeting the unique needs of girls ages 12 to18 who are in need of academic skills and provides a safe and nurturing learning environment.
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.