IMMOKALEE — Pace Center for Girls, a nationally recognized model that provides education, counseling, training and advocacy for more than 3,000 girls and young women annually is advancing girl’s understanding of distracted driving and safe motor vehicle operation. Thanks to an $85,000 grant from State Farm Insurance, this Pace Center for Girls service-learning program is designed to help girls engage in leadership development and give back to their local communities.
“Pace believes a holistic approach to safety ensures our girls can thrive,” said Mary Marx, President and CEO of Pace Center for Girls. “Distracted driving is a public health threat, particularly among young people, so we are grateful to State Farm for investing in Pace and providing us the opportunity to enhance our counseling, academics and life-skills training on this topic.”
From April 19 through 22, Pace hosted a week-long initiative across its 21 Florida locations where girls completed lessons, crafted art projects and heard from guest speakers including representatives from State Farm, Highway Patrol Officers and Cara Filler, America’s leading speaker on traffic safety and peer pressure. Girls are advocating for safe driving through a friendly art competition and the statewide winning art piece will be displayed at the Florida State Capitol.
Video: Find the Great in Every Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR5BSw9-HlY&t=112s