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Sarasota chosen as 1 of 6 Florida Communities In Youth Challenge
Sarasota chosen as 1 of 6 Florida Communities In Youth Challenge

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota is one of six Florida community to accept a challenge to build new way to get young people "Ready by 21" for college, work and life.

The challenge comes from the Washington-based for Youth Investment. 

Other Florida cities include Orlando, Pinellas County/St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County/Tampa, Palm Beach County and Broward County. 

Teams from each community including city officials and business leaders have taken part in a two-day training session and interactive webinar. The Forum for Youth Investment provides the training at no cost. Other communities in Tennessee and Virginia have participated in the challenge..

The Sarasota County team is being coordinated by the Community Youth Development (CYD), which is funded through grants from the Sarasota County Commission and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide safe, drug-free activities for youth. 

For more information, contact Karen Bogues at 941-922-5126 or karen@cydonline.org.