Community Youth Development Of Sarasota County Inc
4430 Beneva Rd
Sarasota FL 34233
The Vision of Community Youth Development (CYD) is "Youth Make Positive Choices."  CYD believes that young people will make positive choices if given the opportunity and support from adults.

The Mission Statement :  "Community Youth Development empowers youth as leaders in service to their community."

CYD is a non-profit that believes all youth of any background or means have value. By connecting youth to opportunities and giving them a voice through skill building programs and life changing experiences, youth are inspired to make a difference in our community.

CEO/Executive Director Karen Bogues
Board Chair Sandi Stewart
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2010
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2016
State Registration Yes June 2015
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $468,005.00
Projected Expenses $468,005.00
Impact Statement

CYD engaged 2,139 youth in 2014.  These youth come from all socio-economic, ethnic and geographic sectors of Sarasota County.  Youth learned new skills and were inspired by positive adults through these programs offered in a safe and drug free environment.

SRQVolunteen - CYD provided support for the growth of the website and related community service activities.  The program encourages youth to volunteer by creating an easy to use website listing volunteer opportunities for teens.  The group has grown to include youth from many of the high schools in the area. In 2014, the leadership team of youth and adults created Alternative Spring Break (ASB) to engage youth in service during this school break.  75 youth participated at 12 locations throughout Sarasota County including the Pines, Salvation Army, All Faiths Food Bank, Child Protection Center, and Turning Points. 

In 2014, the SRQVolunteen middle school training continued to expand, offering more students the opportunity to develop skills and excite them about the impact they can make on their community. In 2015, we will be offering 6 sessions of the program over the summer months.

Goals for 2015

*Engage 750 middle and high school students in 21st Century Skill Development.

*3,000 hours of community service will be contributed to Sarasota County by CYD Youth Leaders.

*Support more than 100 high school youth currently serving in leadership roles on non-profit boards of directors, county and city advisory boards.

*Identify new placements for youth to serve in leadership roles.

*Expand opportunities for middle school youth to develop skills and become more engaged in the community.

*Expand opportunities for youth to participate in community service activities through
Needs Statement
Volunteers are the biggest need for CYD.  Youth and adults are encouraged to volunteer.  Examples of opportunities include:  Event Planning, Data Management and Outreach.

Computers - as funding has been cut back, CYD has postponed updating equipment.
*   $500 would purchase one workstation. 

The next key need is funding for additional programming.  CYD currently serves 12% of the middle and high school population in Sarasota County, but would like to engage more youth in these life changing programs. 
*  $1600 would scholarship a STAR Leadership Training session for a high school aged student for their ENTIRE high school years.

Raising Awareness / Marketing - as CYD is not a facility based organization (like Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA's etc), it has been hard to "brand" the organization.  Many of the parents and students associate the program with the location of the event - it is the only downfall of the mobile teen center model!  Additional funding to promote the organization would be welcome, but equally as valuable would be a word of mouth campaign.
Background Statement

Community Youth Development of Sarasota County, or CYD, is a premier youth development organization in Sarasota County that positions youth for success through leadership and volunteerism.  Formed in 1996 as a collaborative effort of local youth serving agencies and teens,  CYD continues to evolve to meet the needs of teens in Sarasota County. In 2010, the organization was incorporated as a 501c3 and maintains active partnerships with more than 50 local organizations.


Through the use of youth-adult partnerships, CYD engages teens as experts in the needs of their peers. CYD encourages young people to utilize their talents and energy and helps adults to recognize and tap into the often overlooked talents of youth.

In 2000, CYD created the Students Taking Active Roles in Sarasota County, or STAR Leadership Training for high school youth.  This nationally recognized program prepares youth to serve as full voting members of local non-profit boards and advisory boards to city and county governments.  Due to the success of the STAR program, the Florida Legislature changed the state statutes to make it legal for youth age 15+ to serve as full members of non-profit boards, making it one of only 4 states in the country to engage youth in this way.

Program success is also apparent through the changes to community norms. Sarasota County Commissioners continue to request participation by youth in county government through the inclusion of youth on newly created boards. In 2010, youth were active in advocating for the passage of the 1 cent tax in support of Sarasota County schools. In 2012 and 2014, youth were active in both major political parties working on behalf of local and national candidates for office.

CYD is focused on providing youth with the tools and experiences they need to build skills for success in school, work and life.   Utilizing curriculum that follows best practice for building 21st Century skills, CYD offers youth real life applications for developing communication, adaptability, problem solving and team work. Alumni report significant advantages over peers due to the confidence and skills they developed through CYD programs.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
CYD, Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Sarasota County, teens, youth, leadership, clubs, volunteer, community service, service, volunteering, STAR, youth, youth programs
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
I have spent most of my career building leadership skills in girls. When I retired from Girl Scouts after 24 years, I wanted to stay involved in making our community a better place for all youth. Serving on the CYD board has given me an opportunity to continue to help build leadership in teens.

As the chair of the board of directors of CYD, I am proud that CYD is a part of Sarasota County being recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Youth for the second year. Receiving this national recognition makes the work of serving on this board very rewarding.
CYD is undergoing a transition toward programs that focus on leadership development, volunteerism, community service, and career and college preparation. The rapid changes in the world of work require youth to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity in order to succeed. It is our responsibility to provide the program and opportunity for them to develop the skills and self-confidence they need to succeed.
Through programs that empower youth to use their talents in the community now, Sarasota County benefits! 

Young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow – they can be leaders today!
Last year CYD offered a middle school program that gives students an opportunity to create positive activities for their peers and work with adult staff and volunteers to create community service projects. There is great demand for these programs - CYD will need the support of the community to continue to offer these programs.
Life rewards come from giving back. Being the Chair of the Board is my way of giving back to this great organization that has made such a difference in our community. I am glad that our youth are learning this lesson through CYD.
Sandi Stewart, Chair of the Board of Directors
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
We can all remember the challenges of our teenage years – in 2015, the challenges that today’s teens face are more complex, the risks greater and with longer lasting consequences.

CYD is unique among youth programs because of the way in which youth are involved -they are equal partners, treated as resources in solving community problems, and empowered as decision makers. It’s been a long time since I was a teen –what makes me an expert on the challenges facing teens? It’s the youth- adult partnership model used by CYD. Teens share their daily experience, while adults contribute their expertise and contacts, resulting in programs that are attractive to teens while maintaining safety and cost effectiveness.

Community leaders created CYD as a means of supporting more than 25,000 youth between the ages of 11 – 18. Programs are offered in existing facilities located where youth live, many times at little or no cost to CYD. This “mobile teen center” approach keeps overhead costs low and allows for the greatest engagement of youth by offering programs in their neighborhoods. 

Originally created to empower youth to help their peers stay on the right track, CYD youth leaders became eager to impact more than their peers– they embraced the idea of contributing in a meaningful way to their schools and communities as well. CYD is very proud of the impact the STAR Leadership Program has made in the lives of teens and the community. Alumni attribute their success in college and the workforce to their experience in this nationally recognized program. The impact of STAR graduates serving on boards in Sarasota County led to the revision of Florida statutes to allow youth age 15 and older to serve as a full voting member of not-for-profit boards.
Perhaps the biggest benefit to Sarasota County is the change that takes place among everyone who participates in CYD. Youth develop confidence in their own abilities while gaining respect for adults who care enough to become engaged. Adults learn to trust and communicate with teens, and gain a unique insight into problems from a fresh point of view. Because of CYD, youth are valued for the contributions they can bring to the community. This acceptance will lead to an increase in the number of youth who strive to return to Sarasota County as adults. 
As a whole, CYD has strengthened the fabric of the community by preparing and supporting youth as active citizens, leaders for today and into the future.
The Students Taking Active Roles, or STAR Leadership Training program was created to encourage youth to take active roles within the community. High School youth will participate in training focused on development of leadership skills, communication and team building skills, knowledge about civics and how to be more civically engaged as well as specific tools needed to serve their community as leaders.

The program is open to youth in grades 9, 10, and 11. Upon successfully completing the training, students may be placed on a committee/board as a full voting member. Each student placed on a board is matched with an Adult Partner who will provide technical assistance and support as the youth serves a one year term on a committee.  A complete list of boards is available on the CYD website.
Budget $130,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success
  • 70% of participants demonstrate active citizenship throughout high school career.
  • 70% of participants believe they can make an impact on the community through involvement in civic life (self efficacy).
  • 80% of participants develop knowledge of Sarasota County and the function of local government.
Long Term Success
  • Sarasota County leaders and residents accept young people as vital members of the community.
  • Participants remain actively involved in their communities.
  • Participants utilize skills developed through the program for success in college and careers.
  • Participants develop strong ties to the community, and will seek to return to Sarasota County as adults.
Program Success Monitoring
  • Staff 
  • Pre & Post tests
  • Self Report
  • Attendance records
  • Interviews with Adult Board Advisors 
Program Success Examples Over 800 youth have completed the STAR training. Program has a wait list for the past 2 years. Alumni regularly report using the lessons and skills learned in their daily lives. Several youth are pursuing careers in politics, public administration and social services due to their exposure to improving communities as teens. The success of the STAR program led to a change in Florida statutes. In 2009, legislation was passed allowing youth 15+ to serve as full voting members of Boards of Directors of non profit organizations.
SRQVolunteen is designed to connect teens to volunteering in Sarasota County.   Through participation in this program, youth learn valuable skills while making a difference in the community. 
There are several components to the program :
Website listing volunteer opportunities - non profit agencies post specific volunteer activities for youth .
Days of Service - Monthly volunteer activities for high school students.  Youth meet like minded peers and earn service hours while contributing to their community. 
SRQVolunteen training - this program introduces middle school youth to volunteerism and empowers them to become stewards of change.  Participants develop a service project and gain important skills such as communication, problem solving, and team building. This training is offered a various locations and multiple times each year.
Alternative Spring Break - New in 2015 , this program engages high school youth in service during Spring Break.
Budget $75,000
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success
  • SRQVolunteen will engage 500 youth in a volunteer activity.
  • SRQVolunteen will offer 3 training sessions for middle school youth. 
Long Term Success
  • 60% of high school students will participate in community service.
  • Currently, 3,000 youth are registered for Bright Futures, a scholarship program that requires service hours (about 33% of total high schoolers).  We hope through SRQVolunteen to encourage participation in service by non-college bound youth.
Program Success Monitoring
Number of youth who participate in community service events offered.
Program Success Examples
Alternative Spring Break - 100 % of the participants completed every activity of the program.  It is usual to see some drop out.
SRQVolunteen Training -  students from all 3 classes offered in 2014 have participated in either the STAR Leadership Training, or in Days of Service (continued participation in the community)
Program Comments by Organization CYD is proud of our focus on skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace - leadership, problem solving, communication, and teamwork.  Through programs focused on leadership development, volunteerism and community service, youth are gaining skills through experience that will have long-lasting impact on their future.
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Karen Bogues
CEO Term Start Jan 1996
CEO/Executive Director Email
Karen Bogues is the CEO of CommunityYouth Development (CYD) of Sarasota County (FL). Karen was hired as the founding staff member in 1995, and has led CYD to regional and national recognition in the field of youth development and civic engagement.

She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in History from Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT), and a Master’s of Science Degree in Administration from St. Michael’s College (Colchester, VT). Karen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Community Alliance of Sarasota County, chairing the Planning & Outcomes Workgroup and the Community Engagement Committee, and is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota. She has served on the Southeastern Network of Youth & Family Services Learning Resource Team for Community Youth Development, and has presented at national conferences for the US Department of Health & Human Services, the YMCA of the USA, the National Network for Youth and the Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth.

Prior to moving to Florida in 1995, Karen held a variety of positions in higher education:
Basketball Coach, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Associate Instructor of Physical Education/ Assistant Basketball Coach, Columbia University in the City of New YorkDirector of Recreation/
Assistant Basketball Coach, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT
Sports Information Director for Women's Sports, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Ct.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Yolanda Mancha Program Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 75
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 125
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
CYD was formed as a collaboration of youth serving agencies, and maintains a commitment to delivering programming in collaboration with a variety of local businesses, government organizations and non-profits.  The CYD Coalition include:

Boys & Girls Clubs
Girls Incorporated
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast FL
Laurel Civic Association
Sarasota County Parks and Recreation
Sarasota YMCA
Venice YMCA

We also partner with an additional 30 organizations/agencies that host STAR participants on their boards of directors or committees.   A full list of these partnerships are available on our website.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Silver Gavel AwardSarasota Herald-Tribune2001
Program of the YearSoutheastern Network of Youth & Family Services1997
Top 12 Leadership Program for YouthUS Dept of Health & Human Services2004
Silver ADDY - Public Service VideoAdFed Suncoast2014
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2014
Management Succession Plan Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Management Comments by Organization

Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Sandi Stewart
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Oct 2014 to Sept 2015
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Michelle Cherp Kerkering Barberio
Heather Clark US Trust
Debbie Douglas Community Volunteer
Stephania Feltz Sarasota Yacht Club
Sharon Folta Bealls
Paige Hartmann Inn at Siesta Key
John Kempton STAR Student
Frank Maggio Insignia Bank
Jim Martin Captivation Media
Sandi Stewart Community Volunteer
Beckie Stoner Kerkering Barberio
Karen Walker Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 13
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization Our board is very active - they volunteer their time to assist staff with special events, programs and administrative duties.  We are proud to have current participants, as well as 3 board members whose children participated in CYD programs.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $468,005.00
Projected Expenses $468,005.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy % 0
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$280,000$280,000$279,996
Individual Contributions$118,455$80,210$98,837
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$42,057$21,710$18,718
Revenue In-Kind$105,499$153,712$147,773
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$346,088$283,100$299,822
Administration Expense$80,843$72,817$81,474
Fundraising Expense$0$22,294$8,263
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.011.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%75%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%6%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$226,680$211,460$219,477
Current Assets$216,313$210,536$218,199
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$12,777$11,461$25,542
Total Net Assets$213,903$199,999$193,935
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $280,000Government Grants - Unspecified $280,000Government Grants $279,996
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $118,455Contributions, gifts, grants $90,210Contributions, gifts, grants $98,837
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $42,057Fundraising $21,710Fundraising $18,718
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities16.9318.378.54
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation
Agency was incorporated in 2010. Financials provided based on IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements.  Audit was not conducted in 2010. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Financial information for 2014 was taken solely from audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Community Youth Development Of Sarasota County Inc
Address 4430 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
Primary Phone 941 922-5126