*3,000 hours of community service will be contributed to Sarasota County by CYD Youth Leaders.
*Engage 750 middle and high school students in 21st Century Skill Development.
*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 SRQVolunteen programs.
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 students 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.
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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 in the private sector but have spent the last 10-years working with organizations like CYD who are focused on developing leadership and volunteer skills with our community’s youth.
Recently, CYD was recognized with proclamations from the Sarasota County School Board, Sarasota County Commission, and Sarasota, Venice and North Port City Commissions on reaching a milestone of 20 years of service in our community.
As the Chair of the Board of Directors of CYD, I am proud of the work that Karen Bogues and the staff at CYD is doing with youth in the Sarasota community.
Over the last few years, CYD has undergone a transition with its 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.
Young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow – they are leaders today. Through programs that empower youth to use their talents in the community now, Sarasota County benefits!
STAR and SRQVolunteen programs are teaching our youth 21st Century Skills, which compliment the excellent education from our County schools. 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. Serving on the CYD board has given me a way to help make a difference in our community. I am glad that our youth are learning this lesson through CYD.
Frank Maggio, Chair of the Board of Directors
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
The teenage years are some of the most critical in a person’s life. There are a lot of challenges to navigate, and the impact of your decisions can vault you forward or pin you down for years into the future.
As a youth development organization, CYD strives to provide opportunities for youth to learn and connect caring adults that teach, motivate, encourage, and support youth as they grow toward healthy adulthood.
The reason I believe so strongly in CYD is the opportunity it provides to teens to learn vital skills for success now and into the future. Skills such as communication, working in groups, decision making, problem solving and so many more. CYD allows young people to practice these skills in a safe environment with support from caring adults. And once a youth has a grasp on the basics, they can take their skills and apply them to real-life situations through work in the community. It is this hands-on experience that makes the difference between learning a skill and having a reliable tool available to you as you move forward in life.
When I reflect on the 20 years of CYD in Sarasota County, I see the thousands of faces of teens – all eager to try new things, to feel valued for who they are and supported on their way to who they would become. I am inspired by their passion for helping others. There are hundreds of examples of contributions these teens have made to improve our community. I am so thankful that I have the chance to challenge and encourage these teens to do more than they thought possible.
Karen Bogues, Executive Director
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CEO/Executive Director Email
Karen Bogues is the CEO of Community Youth 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 York Director 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
| Yolanda Mancha ||Program Director|
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Management Reports to Board
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation
Senior Management Formal Evaluation
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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
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast FL
Laurel Civic Association
Sarasota County Parks and Recreation
We also partner with an additional 60 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 Award||Sarasota Herald-Tribune||2001|
|Program of the Year||Southeastern Network of Youth & Family Services||1997|
|Top 12 Leadership Program for Youth||US Dept of Health & Human Services||2004|
|Silver ADDY - Public Service Video||AdFed Suncoast||2014|
Risk Management Provisions
|Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional|
Organization Licensed by the Government
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted
Management Succession Plan
Continuity of Operations Plan
Whistle Blower Policy
Document Destruction Policy
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy
Policies and Procedures
Oct 2015 to Sept 2016
Board Chair Email
| Michelle Cherp ||Kerkering Barberio|
| Nicole Coudal ||Ballyhoo Design|
| Stephania Feltz ||Sarasota Yacht Club|
| Sharon Folta ||Bealls|
| John Kempton ||STAR Student|
| Frank Maggio ||Insignia Bank|
| Ken Marsh ||Temple Emanu-El|
| Jim Martin ||Captivation Media|
| Lindsey Meshberger ||Icard Merrill|
| Karen Walker ||Community Volunteer|
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Constituency Includes Client Representation
Asian American/Pacific Islander
Native American/American Indian
Board Term Lengths
Board Term Limits
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually
Board Meeting Attendance %
Written Board Selection Criteria
Board Conflict of Interest Policy
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% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions
|Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts|
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In a Capital Campaign
0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date
0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years?
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.
|Foundation and |
|Investment Income, Net of Losses||$38,314||$91||$0|
|Payments to Affiliates||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Revenue/Total Expenses||0.97||1.03||1.01|
|Program Expense/Total Expenses||74%||79%||75%|
|Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue||10%||7%||6%|
Assets and Liabilities
|Total Net Assets||$200,959||$213,903||$199,999|
Top Funding Sources
|Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount||Government Grants - Unspecified $280,000||Government Grants - Unspecified $280,000||Government Grants - Unspecified $280,000|
|Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount||Contributions, gifts, grants $61,985||Contributions, gifts, grants $120,024||Contributions, gifts, grants $90,210|
|Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount||Fundraising $38,663||Fundraising $29,291||Fundraising $21,710|
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
$50,001 - $75,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Short Term Solvency
Long Term Solvency
|Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets||0%||0%||0%|
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