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SRQVolunteen Leadership Training Applications Now Available!

August, 5th 2016 – Applications are available for Sarasota County middle school students interested in getting more involved in their community through the SRQVolunteen Leadership and Service Training.  The program is free and open to any students in grades 6-8… Read More »


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 »


Teens Learning to See: World Sight Day

On October 8, 2015, Pine View students gathered in the auditorium for a special assembly to raise awareness for World Sight Day. Guest speakers from Lighthouse of Manasota and Community Youth Development educated and entertained teens while exposing them to… Read More »


CYD: Giving teens the tools to be successful leaders

Sarasota-born Jordan Blevins is on his way to making a positive impact on the local community and the greater business world. But he acknowledges that he would not have forged such a promising career path without experiencing the benefits of… Read More »


CYD announces the appointment of new board members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community Youth Development CYD announces the appointment of new board members Sarasota, July 20, 2015:  Community Youth Development is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The new board… Read More »


CYD to honor Sheriff Knight & John Stafford at Leadership Breakfast

Community Youth Development of Sarasota County will honor Sheriff Tom Knight and John Stafford  at its Tenth Annual Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club. Each year, CYD recognizes community leaders who… Read More »



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