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Registration is now OPEN for Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties 2022-2023 School-Year Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties (BGCSDC) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Great Futures Academy School-Year Program, which will launch on August 8, 2022, at its six Club locations across Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

Great Futures Academy School-Year Program provides BGCSDC students, ages 6 to 18, with on-site support for students who opted into our afterschool activities designed to foster academic success, leadership development, and career exploration.

The 2022-2023 program session provides students, ages 6 to 12, from different school locations, with a safe place to access youth development activities after the school day. The Great Futures Academy program features educational, recreational, and developmental activities with youth development professionals that empower children to excel in school, become leaders, adopt healthy habits, and plan for success after high school graduation. Daily snacks are served to program participants at no additional cost. The online application is available at

BGCSDC is also offering a full slate of award-winning Teen Programs, for youth ages 13-18, including entrepreneurial training, leadership development, financial literacy, civic engagement, planning for college, and workforce development. Middle and high school students are invited to apply here:

Busing is also available to the Clubs from select school locations. Club locations include:

Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club

Address: 6851 S. Biscayne Drive in North Port


Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club

Address: 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota


Louis and Gloria Flanzer Boys & Girls Club

Address: 18 School Avenue in Arcadia


Newtown Estates Park Boys & Girls Club

Address: 2800 Newtown Boulevard in Sarasota


Robert and Joan Lee Boys & Girls Club

Address: 920 Gulf Coast Boulevard in Venice

Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club

Address: 1790 21st Street in Sarasota


 ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties have played an integral role in the Sarasota County community for more than 50 years, providing daily programs and services to thousands of young people. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The vision is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit or call 941-3

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