Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County Inc
3130 Fruitville Road
Sarasota FL 34237
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
CEO/Executive Director Bill Sadlo
Board Chair Jonna Keller
Board Chair Affiliation First Security Investments
General Info
Former Names
Boys Clubs of Sarasota County
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1968
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Certificate of Good StandingView
Certificate of Good StandingView
Impact Statement
The primary goal of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to provide a safe, structured and supervised environment where children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old can learn, play and grow after school until 7 p.m. and during the summer from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our 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. During the course of one year, our organization will touch the lives of more than 7,000 young people in five Club locations throughout Sarasota County, and empower them to excel in school, become a leader, live a healthy lifestyle and create a plan for success after high school graduation. We offer a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities for the children we serve while providing teens with their own space to explore their individual voice and the activities that inspire their dreams and passions.
Needs Statement
1) The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County has many needs in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. For example, a donation of $1,000 can pay for:a child's Club membership during the school year;kitchen supplies and food for our Culinary Arts Program;paints, canvas, paper, and other supplies for our many Fine Arts programs;balls, goals, markers, or other sporting equipment for our recreational programs;new books for our Book Clubs and Reading Groups;new technology for participants in our Career Resource Center; and new software for our Digital Arts program.2) Strategically, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County's most pressing needs are: $500,000 increase in individual gifts for general operating funds;$200,000 in scholarship funds for low-income families
Background Statement
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County provide a wide range of educational and recreational activities both after-school and during the summer for children aged 6-18. We welcome all children and never turn away a child due to the financial circumstances of the family. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County was founded in 1970. Our first Club was located at 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. In 1993, a second Club was opened in the Newtown community within Sarasota. Four years later, in 1997, this Club moved into a newly-built facility and became the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club. At the time, this was the largest Boys & Girls Club ever to be constructed in a public housing district. Also in 1997, the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club opened its doors in North Port, where few youth services organizations had previously existed. In 2004, the original Club at 3100 Fruitville Road was rebuilt and renamed the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club. In 2007, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County opened its fourth Club, the Robert & Joan Lee Club, in Venice. In 2015, the organization established the Newtown Estates Park Boys & Girls Club in partnership with the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments We operate five Boys & Girls Clubs in Sarasota County: Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club at 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota; Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club at 1790 21st Street in Sarasota; Newtown Estates Park Boys & Girls Club at 2800 Newtown Boulevard in Sarasota; Robert and Joan Lee Boys & Girls Club at 920 Gulf Coast Boulevard in Venice; and Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club at 6851 South Biscayne Drive in North Port.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
"The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County has been dedicated to positive youth development since 1970. I am proud to serve as the Chair of the Board because each Club strives to provide every child who walks through their doors with more opportunities to discover their passions and achieve their full potential. With the support of our community partners, children who need high-quality programs and services the most have a safe place to learn, play and grow. A place for hope. A place for opportunity. A place to chart their pathway to a great future. I encourage all persons interested in learning more about how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County impacts thousands of children's lives each year to call 941-366-3911, and schedule a Club tour. In fact, a Club tour sparked my interest in getting involved with this great organization. I was able to speak and interact with the children who directly benefit from their Club membership. I quickly learned that many Club members consider the Boys & Girls Club to be their second family and their home away from home.." - Jonna Keller, Chair
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
"My vision for the future of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to add new, innovative programs and services to provide more opportunities for youth to achieve their full potential, and to deepen the impact on the youth we serve in these three critical areas: 1. Academic Success: members graduate from high school with a plan for college, military, trade school, or a career; 2. Character & Citizenship: members treat others with dignity and respect, and they become engaged citizens who register to vote and give back to their community; 3. Healthy Lifestyles: members are committed to fitness and nutritious diets and void risky behaviors in favor of healthy lifestyle choices. I hope to significantly increase our available resources and continue to be good stewards of the community's resources. And I pledge to continue our strong partnership with schools, parents and other community stakeholders." - Bill Sadlo, President/CEO
Description Project LEARN is a year-round educational enrichment program.  Project Learn consists of "high-yield learning activities" such as reading groups, book clubs, math exercises, and educational games.  It is not uncommon for several Project Learn activities to be conducted simultaneously, in different rooms, for different age groups.  A key component of Project Learn is the "POWER HOUR", where a quiet room is set aside for homework completion.  Club staff members and volunteer teachers are always available to provide homework assistance, and one-on-one tutoring is always available.  Project Learn emphasizes academic excellence, high school graduation, and a plan for secondary education beyond high school.  Above all, Project Learn aims to instill a lifelong love of learning in every child who participates.
Budget $170,914
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success We expect that at least 80% of Project Learn participants will maintain a "C" average or better in Reading/Language Arts during the school year.
Long Term Success One goal of Project LEARN is that 100% of participants will graduate from high school with a plan to continue their education in college, a trade school, or the military.  Because it is common knowledge that education is the #1 way to escape from poverty, a higher graduation rate will result in greater economic opportunities, which in turn will strengthen families, neighborhoods, and the community at large.
Program Success Monitoring In order to track the Reading/Language Arts grades of Project Learn participants, Boys & Girls Club staff collect and analyze program participant's school report card three times during the school year.
Program Success Examples  Our commitment is that, as a result of Project Learn:  more than 80% of participants will maintain at least a "C" average in Reading or Language Arts, and more than 80% of elementary school-age participants will achieve a "Passing" grade in Work Habits during the school year.
Description SMART Moves is about recognizing and avoiding the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  SMART Moves is a fun, interactive program where kids learn how to recognize the signals and pressures which encourage them to use and experiment with these substances, and how to deal effectively with those signals and pressures.  SMART Moves teaches smart, healthy behaviors and emphasizes positive lifestyle choices.  SMART Moves is divided into three age-appropriate segments:  SMART Kids, for children aged 6-8; Start SMART, for children aged 9-12; and Stay SMART, for teens.  Most activities occur in indoor classrooms, but SMART Moves groups often participate in projects and extracurricular activities which go beyond the classroom.  One such related activity is SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco), which is a joint initiative with the Sarasota County Health Department.
Budget $151,133
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success According to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 16.5% of young people in Sarasota County reported being drunk or high in school at least once.  More than 51% reported using alcohol at least once, 26% used cigarettes, 24% used marijuana or hashish, and 21% used other drugs.  The SMART Moves program reduces these numbers to near-zero in its participants in a friendly, non-threatening, and educational way.
Long Term Success More than 76% of Boys & Girls Clubs members come from families whose annual income is $42,000 or less.  More than 41% come from families whose annual income is $23,000 or less (poverty-level).  More than 62% come from non-traditional families.  Studies show that children from these socioeconomic circumstances are the most likely to fall prey to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  SMART Moves helps reduce the chances of this from happening, and guides these at-risk kids to live healthy, productive, and crime-free lives.
Program Success Monitoring Pre-tests are administered at the beginning of each SMART Moves course, and post-tests are administered at the end of each course.  Club staff monitor the compare the pre- and post-tests to gauge the increase in each participants' knowledge regarding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  Positive social skills and healthy habits are also observed and monitored by Club staff.  But ultimately, the truest measure of success is for SMART Moves participants to remain free from alcohol, drug, and tobacco use.  This is difficult to measure with 100% accuracy, but the best indications are found in school report cards:  sustained attendance and academic performance are the best indicators of substance-free lifestyles.
Program Success Examples Based on historical experience, we expect these outcomes from SMART Moves participants:

- at least 75% will understand the importance of being drug-free;

- at least 75% will understand the importance of respecting themselves;

- at least 75% will show an increase in preventive knowledge of substance abuse;

- at least 80% will complete the entire progra

Based on historical experience:  at least 75% of SMART Moves graduates will understand the importance of being drug-free; at least 75% of SMART Moves graduates will understand the importance of respecting themselves; and at least 80% will show an improvement in substance abuse knowledge from the beginning of the program to the end.
TRIPLE PLAY is an innovative program which teaches wellness of the Mind, Body, and Soul.  It's not just about physical fitness; it's about attitude, and well-being, and health. It's a comprehensive, whole-body wellness program.
The MIND segment of Triple Play features ten classroom lessons called "Healthy Habits".  These lessons focus mainly on diet and nutrition:  MyPyramid, Portion Control, Eating Away from Home, Eating for Energy, Fruits and Veggies, Building Healthy Bones, Body Systems, and Food Cues.  Each lesson is written in 3 age-appropriate versions:  6-8, 9-12, 13-18.
The BODY segment of Triple Play is founded upon six Daily Fitness Challenges:  the Home Run Challenge, the Get Fit Challenge, the Basketball Challenge, the Jump Rope Challenge, the Invent-a-Sport Challenge, and the Walk-Run Challenge. Club staff are encouraged to invent their own fitness activities to complement the six standard Fitness Challenges.
The SOUL component of Triple Play focuses on the Club's Gameroom, which is often the heart of the Boys & Girls Club experience.  The "Back Pocket Program Hints" booklet contains dozens of quick, impromptu games for Club staff members to conduct in the gameroom.  The purpose of these games, and of the "Soul" component of Triple Play, is to teach fair play, good sportsmanship, and social responsibility.  During these games, participants are taught that certain behaviors are acceptable and certain others are not.  They are taught to be good winners, good participants, and good losers. 
Budget $205,601
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success In the short term, Triple Play participants learn to "turn the tide" and stop unhealthy behaviors quickly.  Many don't even know that certain behaviors are unhealthy until they enroll in Triple Play!  Participants receive physical activity which increases muscle mass, decreases blood pressure, decreases resting heart rate, decreases excess body fat, and increases basal metabolism.
Long Term Success In the long term, TRIPLE PLAY participants live healthier and longer lives.  They develop a lifelong love of physical fitness and are equipped with the knowledge that will help them make the right dietary choices.  They also learn good sportsmanship and a sense of fair play, which helps them be better employees, better citizens, and better family members.
Program Success Monitoring Each Triple Play participant will receive at least 3 hours of intensive physical activity each week.
Program Success Examples Charis, age 12, was 20 pounds overweight and very unhappy about it.  Each day, she would endure teasing and ridicule at the hands of her schoolmates.  She tried dieting but never seemed to have any luck.  At times, she even contemplated suicide.  One day, a counselor at the Boys & Girls Club gently suggested that Charis try the Triple Play program.  Sceptical and somewhat reluctant, Charis nonetheless agreed, and she began to undergo a transformation.  The 10 Healthy Habits lessons were a "revelation" in nutrition and healthy eating, and the daily physical activities helped boost her metabolism and burn excess calories.  After 4 months in the Triple Play program, Charis was at her normal body weight and feeling very, very good about herself. Her newfound love of fitness has even led her to try out for the track team at school!
Program Comments by Organization
"This is what makes the Boys & Girls Clubs special:  great programs conducted by caring, positive adult and teen role models.  We have so many great programs:  SMART Moves, Project LEARN, Triple Play, Digital Arts, Club Tech, Money Matters, Career Launch, Culinary Arts, the National Fine Arts Program, the Torch Club, the Keystone Club, and so many others.  There is literally something for every child in our programs.  And when you combine great programs with great, positive values, you do something very important for a child:  you give them hope. You give them confidence. You give them a sense of purpose. You give them a chance they might not have otherwise had."
- Bill Sadlo, President/CEO
Other key programs and services include:
 -My.Future Essentials, which teaches children computer literacy and Internet skills;
-National Fine Arts, which provides children with an outlet to creatively express themselves through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media and traditional crafts;
-Digital Arts, which allows children to learn photography, music recording, website design and simple movie-making;
-Culinary Arts, which teaches children how to plan and prepare nutritious, cost-effective meals and snacks;
-Money Matters, which teaches basic financial literacy on topics such as checking and savings accounts, as well as, credit cards, budgets, debt and saving for college;
-Career Launch, which prepares teens for seeking jobs, careers, higher education and internships;
-Keystone Club, a service and leadership club for older teens;
-Torch Club, a version of the Keystone Club for younger teens;
-SRQVolunteen, which combines skill-based volunteerism with service learning to ensure middle-school. aged teens develop essential 21st century skills that serve as a pathway to employment, guarantees volunteers are actively engaged in addressing community needs, and assures that the needs of local non-profits are met in a meaningful impactful way;
-STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) Leadership Training, which targets high-school aged teens and focuses on active citizenship, roles and responsibilities of civic engagement, and understanding local government by serving as full-voting members of county or city advisory boards, on board of directors for local nonprofits, or on community-wide committees focused on social issues; 
-Tom & Debbie Shapiro Career Resource Center, which houses classes and training programs for Club members who are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old, ultimately preparing them for and encouraging them to secure competitive community employment in Sarasota County or continue their academic career at the collegiate level after high school graduation; and
-the Perlman Price Young Entrepreneuers program, where high school students receive 65+ hours of entrepreneurial education to develop critical thinking, leadership and financial literacy skills through practical business exposure and mentorships with local leaders in the entrepreneurial field.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Bill Sadlo
CEO Term Start Aug 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email
Experience Bill Sadlo has been affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County for more than 39 years. He first became a club member in 1977 and began working at the (then) Boys Club in 1987 as a part-time counselor. Mr. Sadlo graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. degree in Secondary Education in 1991 and became a full-time Boys & Girls Clubs employee in 1992. He was appointed Unit Director in 1994, Director of Operations in 1998, Executive Vice President in 2001, and Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Mr. Sadlo was named President/CEO to succeed J. Mack Reid on August 1, 2011, as Mr. Reid took charge of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Foundation.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
J. Mack Reid Mar 1989 - Aug
Senior Staff
Michael J. Doyle Director of Advancement
Barbara Yong Vice President, Finance
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 34
Part Time Staff 165
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 320
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
In 2016, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County adopted two award-winning programs from the nonprofit formerly known as Community Youth Development (CYD) including STAR Leadership Training and SRQVolunteen. Other participating organizations are Girls Inc. and the Sarasota Family YMCA.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County also collaborate with the Sarasota County Health Department in the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) initiative and our public libraries through a literacy campaign. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Community Partner of the YearSarasota Chamber of Commerce2009
Community Partner of the YearEconomic Development Corporation2010
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Child Safety Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Jonna Keller
Company Affiliation First Security Investments
Board Term Oct 2017 to Sept 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Michael Beaumier Gilbane Building Company
Lee DeLieto Michael Saunders & Co.
Jaime DiDomenico Cool Today
Ernest Dubose IISarasota County School Board
David Glorius Community Volunteer
Dr. Robert Gussin Retired
Wayne Hall Hall & Rheingans, PLLC
Jonna Keller First Security Investments
Karen Madden Community Volunteer
Carolyn Mason County Commissioner
Gene Matthews Retired
Nancy Mina Community Volunteer
Mark Morrison Retired from Ann Taylor
Irving Naiditch Retired
Nora Patterson Community Volunteer
Richard Perlman Exam Works
Dr. Richard Rehmeyer Community Volunteer
Lucas Richter Star Leadership Student
Ric Saba Richard D. Saba, P.A.
Robert Scheb Bowman, George, Scheb, Kimbrough, Koach & Chapman
Meghan Serrano Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Tom Shapiro Sterling Manufacturing
Ric Smalley Merrill Lynch
Lee Thacker Caldwell Trust Company
Lee Wetherington Lee Wetherington Companies
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 Middle Eastern
Board Gender
Male 19
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 50
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 25
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Program / Program Planning
Governance Comments by Organization Attendance is taken at our monthly Board Meetings.  Attendance is reflected in the monthly Board Minutes and in the Board Attendance Spreadsheet. Board Meeting Minutes are available upon request.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Oct
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Sept
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $5,604,935.00
Projected Expenses $5,604,934.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $5,534,959.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$538,989$37,400
Individual Contributions$4,365,282$2,859,692$3,531,280
Investment Income, Net of Losses$155,043$8,075$15,939
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$808,520$701,711$448,827
Revenue In-Kind$0$178,677$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,888,427$3,985,038$3,764,084
Administration Expense$513,780$471,068$436,572
Fundraising Expense$400,248$287,413$283,468
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.051.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%84%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%7%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$11,830,406$11,369,326$11,228,657
Current Assets$1,587,628$1,564,674$1,400,387
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$455,035$468,580$550,537
Total Net Assets$11,375,371$10,900,746$10,678,120
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $4,365,282Contributions, gifts, grants $2,859,692Contributions, gifts, grants $3,531,280
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $808,520Program Service Fees $849,276Children's Programs $851,885
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $675,532Fundraising $701,711Fundraising $448,827
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.493.342.54
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial analysis based on IRS Form 990 and audit documents. 990s and audits reconcile. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Financial information for 2017 was taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County Inc
Address 3130 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone 941 366-3911

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