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Keep Climbing: How the Boys & Girls Club Gave Me the Tools to Reach the Top

By Whitney Stewart, BGCSDC alum and 2015 National Youth of the Year As seen on bgca.org. When I was 13 years old, I was struggling with depression. My parents had recently […]
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Read Truckin' Along by Amanda Postma: a Business Observer article about our very own girlboss, Gabby

Gabby, an 18-year-old graduate of our PYE Program and new business owner, was just highlighted in a piece by Amanda Amanda Postma in Business Observer. Gabriela Gonzalez-Duarte never thought she’d […]
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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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RJL Teens Create Haunted House For Kids Of All Ages To Enjoy!

Spooky. Scary. Fun!  The teens at the Robert and Joan Lee Club made sure that everyone had a great Halloween by creating a Haunted House in the Club. Anyone could […]
Date: November 1, 2016
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Gold, Silver and Bronze: Club Members Participate in National Fitness Competition.

All out efforts produce Gold Medal results!  On Friday 10/14/16, the Robert and Joan Lee Club participated in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fitness Competition (NFC), a program […]
Date: October 18, 2016
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