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.



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Welcome to the Leadership Sarasota County Class of 2017. 


LSC has been instrumental in helping me get to really know my community and what it's needs are. In addition, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of the hundreds of other LSC graduates in our community and many of them have become close friends and business alliances. It has been invaluable in every way.

Larry Face, Next Level Achievement