8-year-old Club member wins national award in Graphic Design

Eight-year-old Gavin Azor from the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club in North Port was recently named the National Winner in Graphic Design by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Gavin has been a Club member since kindergarten and has always enjoyed participating in art activities. Gavin completed his award-winning piece, which is a […]


Inaugural Rock the Boat Regatta with Intertape Polymer Group set for July 28!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) will host the Inaugural Rock the Boat Regatta on Friday, July 28. Twelve teams, including 50 employees from IPG and 200 Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club members, will race in boats constructed solely of cardboard and a variety of IPG’s colored […]


Fit2Run donates 5,000th pair of shoes to our Clubs!

Photos by Anna Brugmann Fit2Run has been an instrumental supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County’s dynamic wellness programs since 2012. Over the past five years, the company has donated thousands of pairs of shoes to Boys & Girls Club members to encourage them to live a healthy, active lifestyle. On June […]


Announcing new Summer Program opportunities for Club members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is thrilled to offer new program opportunities for our Club members this summer. Many of the following initiatives are offered in collaboration with our incredible community partners including local foundations and other nonprofit organizations that understand the summer months are a critical time for children and teens […]


Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County receives five-year grant to support youth in Newtown

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County was recently awarded a grant from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation to provide high-quality after-school and summer programs to hundreds of children in the Newtown community through 2022. “We are so fortunate the Barancik Foundation is committed to enhancing our community through a variety of priority areas […]


Club members travel to Maryland for the 2017 Ripken Experience Camp

Thanks to a generous grant from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Badges for Baseball program, 7 Club members from the Newtown community traveled to Aberdeen, Maryland, June 11-15 for an unforgettable week at the 2017 Ripken Experience Camp. Our Club members joined campers from all over the United States from California to Virginia […]


Tech Readers Enrich Kids (TREK) Foundation awards e-readers to 45 Club members

Forty-five elementary-aged children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County were recently awarded e-readers from the Tech Readers Enrich Kids (TREK) Foundation after successfully completing their 12-week reading program. Jonna Keller, an accomplished Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and owner of First Security Investments in Sarasota, introduced the TREK Program to the Boys & […]


Tom & Debbie Shapiro Career Resource Center engages youth with VirtualJobShadow.com

Founded in 1906 after 53 separate Clubs across the country joined together into one affiliation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America was established with one important mission: to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. As stewards of this mission, the Boys […]


Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County celebrated graduating seniors from area high schools at the agency’s annual Senior Banquet on Thursday, May 18. The seniors have participated in a variety of Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County’s leadership and service programs such as SRQVolunteen, STAR Leadership Training and Keystone. Guests, including the […]


Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County to honor community leaders at the 12th Annual Intertape Polymer Group Leadership Breakfast

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County will honor Rod Hershberger, PGT Industries’ CEO and Chairman of the Board, as well as, Sarabeth Kalajian, Director of Sarasota County Libraries, at the 12th Annual Intertape Polymer Group Leadership Breakfast on Friday, September 15. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at […]