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2024 Summer Program Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is the 2024 Summer Program?

The 2024 Summer Program provides youth, ages 6 to 18, access to positive adult mentors and opportunities that encourage academic excellence, leadership development, healthy habits, and success after high school graduation. The Summer Program features a comprehensive slate of exciting activities including daily education, art demonstrations, physical fitness activities, technology instruction, career exploration, and more. Meals are also provided.

2. When is the 2024 Summer Program?

The 2024 Summer Program will run for nine weeks at all Boys & Girls Clubs locations. The program will take place Monday through Friday from May 28 to August 2 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. All Boys & Girls Clubs will be closed July 1 to 5.

3. What are the eligibility requirements for the program participants?

The 2024 Summer Program serves youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Space is extremely limited.

4. Where will the 2024 Summer Program take place?

The 2024 Summer Program will serve youth, ages 6 to 18, at six Boys & Girls Club locations including:

  • Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club at 6851 S. Biscayne Dr. North Port, FL 34287
  • Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club at 3100 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34237
  • Louis and Gloria Flanzer Boys & Girls Club at 18 School Ave. Arcadia, FL 34266
  • Newtown Estates Park Boys & Girls Club at 2800 Newtown Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Robert and Joan Lee Boys & Girls Club at 920 Gulf Coast Blvd. Venice, FL 34285
  • Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club at 1790 21st St. Sarasota, FL 34234

5. What are the Club membership fees for the 2024 Summer Program?

More information on Club membership fees can be found here.

6. What meals are included with the Club membership for the 2024 Summer Program?

Food is provided at all Club locations. More information can be found here (scroll down to the calendar menus).

7. What is your attendance policy?

Daily attendance is required only for children between the ages of 6 and 12, unless due to illness or other extenuating circumstances. Absences extended beyond 5 days will be reviewed by the Club Director and may result in termination of Club membership.

8. How do I apply for my child to attend the 2024 Summer Program?

Applications for the 2024 Summer Program will open on Thursday, February 2, at All registration requests will be placed on a waitlist and reviewed in the order in which they are received. Parents and/or teens will be notified within one week after receipt of your request to confirm whether Club membership has been granted or not. Please do not call the Club until this time has passed.

9. Are any other specialized programs available this summer?

Yes! Boys & Girls Clubs will also provide exploratory summer programs to a limited number of teens including academic enrichment, entrepreneurial training, leadership development, financial literacy, civic engagement, and workforce development. Middle and high school students are invited to secure their spot at Applications for specialized programs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

10. Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Parents or guardians with questions related to membership for children between the ages of 6 and 12 can contact Jakela Cantrell, Membership Coordinator, at or 941-366-3911. Inquiries regarding membership for teens can be directed to Suriya Khong, Vice President of Teen Initiatives, at or

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