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The New Teen Leaders on the Block

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The Club welcomes the PYE and STAR classes of Fall 2021 to BGCSDC and all it has to offer! These graduates are future business owners, congresspeople, doctors, teachers, engineers, community leaders, and more; be sure to remember their names.

First, a little bit about our award-winning teen programs:

The Perlman Price Young Entrepreneurs (PYE) Program introduces participants to the principles of entrepreneurship. In doing so, students learn how to identify and research a business opportunity, write a business plan, and, finally, pitch their plan to leaders from the community in order to compete for start-up funding for their business or nonprofit opportunity.

STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) provides students with leadership skills and community service opportunities through a comprehensive 10-week program ending with a youth-led service project. This Fall, STAR students secured non-perishable donations from local organizations and distributed these items, in partnership with Harvest House, to those in our community facing hunger and homelessness.

Join us in celebrating the PYE and STAR graduates and participants!

PYE Fall 2021:

Alan R. Sarasota High School. Grade 10.

Aundrayah M. Booker High School. Grade 9.

Bernadette N. Riverview High School. Grade 12.

Dani I. Riverview High School. Grade 11.

Ella S. Venice High School. Grade 11.

Jose A. Booker High School. Grade 9.

Pranav M. Pine View School. Grade 12.

Among these brilliant entrepreneurs, three were awarded seed funds to help start their businesses.

  1. Bernadette N. $3,000 for S.H.A.R.E. Wholeness, a non-profit working to fight food deserts in Sarasota County.
  2. Yazmin S. $1,500 for Magnetic Mentors, a non-profit aiming to connect high schoolers with college students to mentor the high schoolers through the college application process.
  3. Ryan P. $1,500 for Marching Manager, a for-profit business that improves lyre for band instruments and stores band drill/music charts on a mobile app.

STAR Fall 2021:

Alondra M. Out-of-Door Academy. Grade 12.

Aiden N. Pine View School. Grade 9.

Ciara P. Sarasota High School. Grade 9.

Conor M. Sarasota High School. Grade 12.

Daria T. Pine View School. Grade 11.

Fabian O. Sarasota Military Academy. Grade 11.

Grace S. Cardinal Mooney High School. Grade 11.

Laura M. Riverview High School. Grade 12.

Lynn Y. Southeast High School. Grade 11.

Makaela W. Suncoast Polytechnical High School. Grade 10.

Miya O. Sarasota High School. Grade 10.

Mykayla G. Booker High School. Grade 10.

Nazaria D. Sarasota High School. Grade 9.

Nia W. Booker High School. Grade 9.

Quinn O. Sarasota High School. Grade 12.

Samantha L. Riverview High School. Grade 11.

Serenity F. Sarasota High School. Grade 9.

Congratulations once again to all participants and graduates!

Enjoy this photo gallery of the STAR Fall 2021 class's service project.

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