COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Fashion raised money for girls on Friday in Collier County. The Zonta Club of Naples held its annual fundraiser to benefit the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee and the Teen Parenting Program in Naples and Immokalee. The event at The Strand was attended by more than 150 women from Collier County.
The PACE Center for Girls is an alternative program for at-risk girls. The girls may come from troubled homes, are victims of abuse or face time in the juvenile justice system. PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.
The Teen Parenting Programs are customized, individualized educational programs for pregnant teenagers and teenage parents. These programs are designed to aid the pregnant teenager or teenage parent in earning a high school diploma. The program allows teen parents to have child care while they attend school and also offers students transportation, further removing another obstacle toward getting a good education.
The models for Friday's fashion show were girls attending both the PACE and TAPP programs. All of the girls have dreams to graduate and pursue college degrees so they can provide the best life possible for their families.
To learn more about PACE or TAPP: