Girls visit the Capital City for PACE Day

Posted at 4:27 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 12:55:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - There was a sea of red Wednesday afternoon as girls from PACE Center for Girls visited the capital for PACE Day at the capitol.

The PACE Center for Girls works with middle and high school girls who are considered to be at risk for dropping out of school, human trafficking, or involvement in the juvenile justice system.

The girls were able to meet with legislators, and talk about the impacts that pace has had on them.

Wednesday, was an even more special day for the girls in attendance as they received an official word from Governor Rick Scott declaring March as "Believe in Girls Month."

"When we believe in girls and they begin to believe in themselves. When they begin to believe in themselves, is when they can make a change and change, and they really do change their life trajectory," said Mary Marx, the president and CEO of PACE Center for Girls. "We have girls who have come back to us as alumni who are now doctors, teachers, lawyers, amazing mothers. So it really is, it all begins with that belief."

PACE Center for Girls recently opened it's 20th location in Florida, and serves more than 3,000 girls each year across the state.