Macon organizations trying to bring PACE to Georgia
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A few organizations in Macon-Bibb County are trying to bring PACE to Georgia.
It’s a charter school-like program that targets at-risk girls.
District Attorney David Cooke is putting $150,000 in forfeited money from a civil lawsuit toward bringing the center to Macon.
It would be the first center in Georgia.
Roughly 50 girls can go through the nine month program at a time, according to Cooke.
“If you think about how many changed lives that would be. For each girl that we help, who all that helps as well. It helps the entire family. It helps their perspective mates or children down the line. This changes a community,” explained Cooke.
It costs about $800,000 to open a new PACE center.
If the county can raise enough money, it could open by January 2018.