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Leaving a Legacy: Vocational Training

Zeke is a 19-year-old recent Sarasota High School graduate. He has been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties for 13 years. This fall, […]
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Sports legend Dick Vitale awards scholarships to five BGCSDC Club Members

Dick and Lorraine Vitale are long-time supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, providing opportunities for Club members to achieve success in higher education. Over […]
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Keep Climbing: How the Boys & Girls Club Gave Me the Tools to Reach the Top

By Whitney Stewart, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota and Desoto Counties alum and 2015 National Youth of the Year As seen on bgca.org. When I was 13 years old, I […]
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Read Truckin' Along by Amanda Postma: a Business Observer article about our very own amazing girl boss, Gabby

Gabby, an 18-year-old graduate of our PYE Program, new business owner, and girl boss was just highlighted in a piece by Amanda Amanda Postma in Business Observer. Gabriela Gonzalez-Duarte never […]
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Celebrating our Amazing 2021 Graduates!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto County celebrate 71 high school graduates this year! We are so proud of our members' hard work, dedication, and accomplishments, and […]
Date: June 18, 2021
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Jorge Reflects on Important Lessons From The Club

Jorge first came to The Club as a member of the STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) Leadership Training Program. It wasn’t long before he ran to be his STAR class’s […]
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