Sarasota Community Plan for Children and Youth: Late May Update

Program Mapping / Inventory of Existing Organizations and Services

  • So far, we have detailed information about 61 different youth programs for 30 different organizations. Here are the organizations who have completed the survey ( as of 5/25:
    • Drug Free Youth North Port
    • Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida
    • Hope 4 Communities
    • Chase Educational Consulting
    • Sea of Strengths Academy
    • Truly Valued
    • The Warehouse of Venice
    • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
    • Sarasota Youth Sailing
    • Tri-County Counseling Life Solutions
    •  Art Center Sarasota
    • Crossroads Hope Academy
    • Gulf Coast South Area Health Education Center 
    • Kiwanis Club: Siesta Key 
    • Sarasota YMCA
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast
    • The Community Within
    • Venice Rotary Futures
    • Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
    • Sarasota County Sheriff 
    • Beyond the Spectrum 
    • Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County 
    • Venice Youth Boating Association 
  • Keeping track of survey completions through a google spreadsheet

Subject Matter Expert Interviews

Needs Assessment

  • Conducted 9 focus groups as of 5/24: 

Location: Sarasota County Teen Court, 101 S Washington Blvd
Details: 12 participants, ages 13-17

Location: North Sarasota Boys and Girls Club
Details: 12 participants, ages 13-17

Location: Newtown Estates Boys and Girls Club
Details: 8 participants, ages 9-12

Location: North Port Boys and Girls Club
Details: 8 participants, ages 10-12 

Location: Venice Boys and Girls Club
Details: 9 participants, ages 10-12

Location: YMCA Triad School
Details: 10 participants, 9th grade

Location: YMCA Triad School
Details: 14 participants, 10-12th grade 

Location: Laurel Civic Association Community Meeting
Details: ~15, adults (community members)

Location: Glennallen Elementary School
Details: 11 participants, adults (teachers, parents, school staff, guidance counselor, principle, assistant principle)

  • Created final versions of needs assessment survey for adults and
  • Finalizing spanish language translations of the surveys 
  • Finished downloading census tract data files to be input into GIS as part of the needs assessment

Leadership Committee