Amanda Horne Receives PACE Spirit for Leadership Award


Amanda Horne Receives PACE Spirit for Leadership Award

PACE Center for Girls hosted their Annual All About Girls Summit on March 7th and 8th. Our very own, Amanda Horne, was awarded the PACE Spirit for Leadership Award, one of three Board Awards for the entire state! Amanda is more than deserving of this award, and we are so proud of her!

 PACE is a nationally recognized, research-based non-residential program model that features a  balanced emphasis on academic and social services, with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.   The foundation of PACE is a gender-responsive culture where they provide a safe environment that celebrates girls. PACE offers services that take into account how girls learn and develop, with supportive staff members who staff members respond to and celebrate each girl’s strengths and challenges. The holistic, strength-based, and asset building PACE program model addresses the needs of girls and has garnered recognition nationally as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.

Amanda, as well as the rest of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar family, are dedicated to giving back to the community. AMOB is committed to educational initiatives such as PACE and our summer Dive Into Reading. Throughout the month of April, stop by any of the four AMOB locations and “adopt a duck” to support the Manatee PACE Center for Girls.

On May 11th, there will be a “Lucky Ducky Race” where all of the ducks purchased will race down the Manatee River, at Caddy’s at the Pointe, for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler (2 Year-Lease or $6,000) sponsored by Firkins Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram! 2nd prize wins a weekly dinner for two at any AMOB for a YEAR! (In our opinion the grandest of the prizes.).

Adopt a Duck:

  • 1 Duck → $5 – Adopting a single duck provides a girl with the essential supplies she needs to be successful academically.
  • 5 Ducks  → $20 – Many girls make the choice every day to ride three buses in order to come to PACE. $20 provides a 1 month Student Pass for the MCAT Bus.
  • 30 Ducks → $100 – Girls come to PACE when they are unsuccessful in Public School. Counselors help them find out why. $100 provides a girl and her family with initial counseling and goal setting, creating hope for her future.

Thank you, Amanda, for being an amazing role model. And thank you, PACE of Manatee, for all that you do for our community.