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CYD announces transfer of award-winning teen programs to Boys & Girls Clubs

SARASOTA, FL – CYD (Community Youth Development) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (BGCSC) have announced that the BGCSC will assume oversight of CYD’s award-winning youth development programs, STAR Leadership Training and SRQVolunteen, as of August 29…. Read More »


A Message from the Executive Director

Friends, I have some very important news about the future of CYD. We need your support now more than ever. Since 1996, with the support of the Sarasota County community, CYD has engaged middle and high school students in life-changing… Read More »


CYD is now hiring!

Community Youth Development is accepting applications for a part-time Youth Development Specialist to expand our efforts to empower youth as leaders in service. This position will assist the facilitation of: SRQVolunteen Training sessions, off-site community service days, and special youth… Read More »


To a Sarasota teen, volunteerism is a “Kick”

Many thanks to Earle Kimel and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for this great article about CYD Youth Leader Grace Wickerson.  Her passion for volunteerism and experience with Tae Kwan Do lead her to create “Kickin’ ” a club she hopes to spread to… Read More »


Yolanda Mancha selected for 2016 Leadership Sarasota Class

CYD is proud to announce that Yolanda Mancha, Director of Resource Development, has been named to the Class of 2016 of Leadership Sarasota County, a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The program focuses on community orientation and… Read More »


CYD Announces 2015 Award Winners for Excellence in Leadership & Service

We’re honored to share with you our 2015 Award Winners for Excellence in Leadership & Service. CYD is so very grateful to these outstanding members of our community for their unwavering support and dedication. We’re privileged to honor you.



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