The Youth Program is similar to the adult program, but on a smaller scale. It's a county-wide program designed to nurture and develop positive leadership qualities. It's about Sarasota County and how young people can make it a better place. We want to create successful leaders and this program will give youths the knowledge, tools, and contacts to do so. It's work and it's fun. It's learning about the community!
The goals of the program are:
- Identify high school students who are leaders or have demonstrated leadership potential.
- Give young people the knowledge, tools and contacts to create successful leaders.
- Instill and nurture a sense of social responsibility in our youth.
- Offer a forum for young leaders to express their needs, goals and opinions.
- Explore the diverse facets of Sarasota's social affairs, government and business.
- Provide participants a chance to serve their community.
- Present young leaders with a rewarding and fun experience while exploring career options in the Sarasota area.
- This program is about the youths learning about their county and community in hopes that they stay in Sarasota and consider it as their future home.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CLASS OF 2017
Nick Barbarito, Cardinal Mooney
Caitlin Blanchard, Cardinal Mooney
Ryan Blechta, Cardinal Mooney
Will Bobbitt, Cardinal Mooney
Tony Colton, Sarasota Christian
Megan Creevy, Pine View
Kyle Crowley, Sarasota Christian
Zack Del Medico, Cardinal Mooney
Sara Dramis, Cardinal Mooney
Mark-Elliot Finley, Sarasota Military Academy
Anika Graper, Cardinal Mooney
Isabella Griffith, Cardinal Mooney
Joseph Heagerty, Cardinal Mooney
Bea Kelly, Booker
Patrick Kenefick, Cardinal Mooney
Johnny LaCivita, Riverview
Samantha Lafferty, Florida Virtual School
Ian McLean, Sarasota High
Ryan Measel, Pine View
Lauren Medenis, Cardinal Mooney
Doug Polk, Cardinal Mooney
Daniel Porter, Pine View
Savell Robinson, State College of Florida Collegiate
Hannah Sanborn, Cardinal Mooney
Skailar Sandow, Riverview
Zach Sharek, Riverview
Casey Sheehan, Riverview
Emma Vigne, St. Stephens
Tatum Weishaar, Cardinal Mooney