Community Youth Development Of Sarasota County Inc
4430 Beneva Rd
Sarasota FL 34233
CYD is a premier youth development organization in Sarasota County that positions youth for success through leadership and volunteerism.
For over 20 years, CYD has engaged middle and high school youth in life changing programs that prepare them for success in careers, college, and life.
The Mission Statement: "CYD provides the tools to empower 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 Frank Maggio
Board Chair Affiliation Insignia Bank
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 $438,850.00
Projected Expenses $438,550.00
Impact Statement
Accomplishments: In 2015, CYD engaged 2013, middle school and high school students throughout Sarasota County. These students came from all socio-economic, ethnic, and geographic sectors of the community. Youth learned new skills and were inspired by positive adults through these programs offered in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment.
In 2015, CYD continued the expansion of the SRQVolunteen initiative. SRQVolunteen connects youth to service opportunities with local organizations.
In 2015, the SRQVolunteen 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. The SRQVolunteen middle school training also continued to expand, offering more students in grades 6 through 8 the opportunity to develop skills and excite them about the impact they can make on their community. In 2016, CYD will be offering 6 sessions of the program over the summer months.
Goals for 2016:
*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 SRQVolunteen programs.
Needs Statement
1. The 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.  
* $1800 would scholarship a high school student through completion of the STAR Leadership Training;
* $550 would scholarship a middle school student through completion of the SRQVolunteen Training Program;
* $15,000 would provide 21st Century skill building programs for an entire classroom for a whole school year!


2. Volunteers are also a big need for CYD. Youth and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Examples of opportunities include:  Event Planning, Data Management, and Outreach.
3. Computers - as funding has been cut back, CYD has postponed updating equipment. $500 would purchase one workstation. 


4. 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 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.
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 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
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 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
Senior Staff
Yolanda Mancha Program Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 25
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 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 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
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
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
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization

Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Frank Maggio
Company Affiliation Insignia Bank
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
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? Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization

Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $438,850.00
Projected Expenses $438,550.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$280,000$280,000$280,000
Individual Contributions$61,985$120,024$80,210
Investment Income, Net of Losses$38,314$91$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$38,663$29,291$21,710
Revenue In-Kind$127,597$105,499$153,712
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$319,032$328,894$283,100
Administration Expense$78,237$55,534$72,817
Fundraising Expense$36,696$31,125$22,294
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.031.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%79%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%7%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$208,723$226,680$211,460
Current Assets$200,610$216,312$210,536
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$7,764$12,777$11,461
Total Net Assets$200,959$213,903$199,999
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $280,000Government Grants - Unspecified $280,000Government Grants - Unspecified $280,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $61,985Contributions, gifts, grants $120,024Contributions, gifts, grants $90,210
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $38,663Fundraising $29,291Fundraising $21,710
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities25.8416.9318.37
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
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 2015 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
Phone 941 922-5126