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SEE THE IMPACT: The Stories Behind The Numbers

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Like you, I had hoped things would look a little more normal by this point, unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet. However, despite all obstacles, we provided high-level academic and personal enrichment programs for students this past year designed to keep them on track and help them reach their full potential. Though the obstacles still remain, I am so proud of the accomplishments of our Club members. During a year of disruptions to school and life, you can see the impact of the Boys & Girls Club as we provided continuous service to those who needed us most.

However, the depth of the impact goes beyond what you can see in the numbers.

Behind these programming numbers, is the resolve of our Club members to show up each and every day.

Behind these academic performance numbers, is an unmeasurable level of grit and perseverance.

And behind it all, is the character, leadership and resiliency that has been developed by our Club members over the past year.

Every number you see is a local youth who, in the face of adversity, showed up to their Club. Their Club was open for them when they needed it most, just like it has been for 50 years, and there, they made academic gains, instilled healthy habits, developed character and leadership, and created a plan for after high school.

Now that you’ve seen the stories behind the numbers, see yourself making an impact.


Bill Sadlo

P.S. Have your gift doubled through the support of the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, who are matching every gift 1:1 up to $500. Simply go to and select “Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties” from the drop-down menu to have your gift to our organization matched 100%.

We invite you to see our impact in action. Please call 941-366-3911 to schedule a Club tour.
You’ll be amazed by what you will see.

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