The Club's Youth Council is a dynamic initiative, driven and led by youth across Sarasota County, that empowers teens to collaborate towards effecting change. Each year, Council members select a community issue they are passionate about and then work together through advocacy and action to achieve tangible results.
On May 6, 2023, BGCSDC's Youth Council is hosting a state-wide Mental Health Summit for Club youth. Local, regional, and national community leaders will facilitate impactful discussions on mental health education and the resources that are available to students within the educational setting. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, learn more about our state mandates (and the varied implementations of those mandates), and participate in interactive advocacy workshops.
The Council's goal is not only one of education but of empowering young people to take active steps to implement change in their respective communities.