The L.A.C.E. Institute is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization designed specifically to support the development and life-matriculation of young girls.

The mission of the Institute is to provide young girls with Life Currency, the tools that will help mold them into leaders, inventors, philosophers, and academicians.

The Institute enrolls students who are bright, curious, motivated, and show strong academic and personal promise. The successful student embraces our progressive curriculum and thrives on the connections made between experiential learning and the world.  The Institute prepares students to be progressive independent thinkers.  Institute students gain a strong sense of self and purpose, and graduates continue on to become leaders in their respective fields.

As an institution and as individuals, we value courage, commitment, strong character, integrity, and servanthood. We are committed to positive thinking, ingenuity, and forward movement.

Our instruction will operate to distinguish Institute students from their peers and provide them with a significant advantage in employment and social fronts.  It is our hope that the confidence our girls exude, will breed confidence in others and encourage them to follow the paths our students lay.  We further hope to create permanent systemic changes in our students' communities through student instruction, parental cooperation, and community involvement. 

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Life Currency
Empowering a girl empowers her community.  Through our signature program, Life Currency, we take a global approach to empowerment. Through instruction and exploration, girls increase their native and foreign language skills, exercise their creative talents, learn to lead and communicate across cultures, while polishing their social graces. If you are interested in bringing the Institute's Life Currency program to your school or organization, please complete this Program Request Form or email info@laceinstitute.org and place [Life Currency] in the subject line. 

LACE Mentor

This program pairs a LACE student with an Institute volunteer who serves as the student's mentor for a designated term.  The mentor is responsible for developing a relationship with her mentee and her mentee's parents through established guidelines. The mentor provides a support system for the student and the two work on establishing techniques for dealing with complex social, emotional, and organizational situations. While serving as a role model, the mentor may also participate in recreational activities and explore present and future academic opportunities with her mentee. A mentor ordinarily devotes between one and five hours a week with her mentee, on a one-on-one basis.

LACE Workshops
We provide public and customized private workshops to educate students, teachers, and parents on various subjects.  To schedule a workshop for your school or organization, complete this Workshop Request Form or email info@laceinstitute.org and place [WORKSHOP] in the subject line.  Below is a non-exclusive list of the workshops we offer.
  • General Health and Wellness
  • Fresh Food v. Fast Food
  • Hair Health & Maintenance
  • Character Education
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Dining Etiquette

LACE Speaker's Box
Our small squadron of speakers focus on the development, empowerment, and leadership of girls. Our lectures and interactive discussions are focused around motivating girls to find greatness in themselves, accept and conquer challenges, and realize their own goals and dreams. We have an array of presentations for schools and community groups that can be customized to meet the needs of each audience.  For more information or to request a speaker for your next event, complete and submit this Speaker Request Form or email info@laceinstitute.org and place [SPEAKER REQUEST] in the subject line.

LACE Guidance
School guidance counselors have a myriad of responsibilities including academic advising, administering and evaluating assessments, evaluating transcripts, and implementing enrichment programs.  Often, they balance these duties while providing support to students who are in crisis or in need of social or emotional assistance.  They work late and frequently take their work home at night. The responsibility of working with hundreds of students and striving to provide each with the personal attention he or she needs can be overwhelming.

To assist counselors, students, and parents, LACE has compiled an exhaustive database of resources that are locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally situated.  Schedule a meeting with an Institute Advisor if your daughter is interested in theatre, dance, mathematics, science, physics, agriculture, creative writing, journalism, or foreign languages. Advisors also assist with academic assessments and advising.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with an advisor, complete and submit this Guidance Request Form or email info@laceinstitute.org and place [Guidance] in the subject line.


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"When you educate a girl you educate the
next generation!" - J. Wood