We are happy to announce our new partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and Desoto Counties. Its mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties has been a leader in youth development since 1970, providing enriching after-school and summer programs to thousands of youth, ages 6 to 18, in Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Arcadia. With six Club locations throughout Sarasota and Desoto Counties, its Robert and Joan Lee Club has been serving Venice and the surrounding area since 2007. This 21st-century facility has designated program areas for academics, culinary arts, art, technology, physical fitness, life skills development and more. Children receive a snack after school each day. The Robert and Joan Lee Club is located at 920 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice, FL 34285; 941-485-7050. For more information visit BGCSDC.org.