Teen Court Asks You to #BeTheOne During the 2016 Giving Challenge
Sarasota, Fla., September 15, 2016—Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. is excited to announce that it will participate for the first time in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge, a 24-hour event supporting the area’s nonprofit organizations. All donations raised during the 2016 Giving Challenge will support Teen Court in continuing to provide programs and services to at-risk youth in the community, allowing them a second chance at a bright future while providing student volunteer participants with a law-related education. All donations to Teen Court raised during the Giving Challenge will be matched two to one by the Patterson Foundation, up to $100 per donation.
The Giving Challenge will take place from 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 20 to 12 p.m. Wednesday, September 21. To make a donation to support Teen Court, please visit https://givingpartnerchallenge.org/npo/teen-court-of-sarasota-inc.
Learn more about Teen Court and how you can #BeTheOne to support its beneficial programs in the following short video: https://youtu.be/yfLNlzZCoYQ.
About the Giving Challenge
The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving event supporting more than 450 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $15 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions. Last year’s event set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $7 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit 449 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner. People who care about causes in our community can go online and make a secure donation, helping their favorite organizations receive special matching dollars and grant incentives. Each participating organization has demonstrated transparency by developing an in-depth profile in The Giving Partner. Visit www.thegivingpartner.org to learn more about each nonprofit’s programmatic impact, leadership, planning, financials and needs. The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.
About Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. provides students ages 8-18 with educational youth development activities that are designed to meet the specific needs of at-risk youth and student volunteers. In an attempt to make the community safer by reducing juvenile delinquency, all youthful participants become engaged in activities tailored to confront the many challenges facing youth in Sarasota County. The philosophical framework of our services is to offer educational classes and intervention services that unquestionably transform the lives of young people. By providing young people with ways they can make positive change in both their community and in their own lives, they become active participants in finding solutions for problems that impact their community.