We are proud to support The Teen Court of Sarasota all year round! This great organization is helping mold the next generation of lawyers and legal professionals right here in Sarasota. The experiences they get in Teen Court are invaluable and can be life-altering. #BeTheOne
In Sarasota Teen Court, teens get to hold positions such at teen attorney, juror, bailiff, office assistant & many more. Some of the teens are getting another shot after an encounter with law enforcement, instead of becoming a regular in the jail & prison systems.
It has given many kids a chance to change the course of their own lives to have a better future. Teen Court has helped many families heal and given them a new lease on life.
Make sure to donate to the Giving Challenge on September 20th or 21st! All donations made during the Giving Challenge to Teen Court will be matched 2:1 by The Patterson Foundation, up to $100 per donation!
From Teen Court’s Website:
“Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. provides unique services and programs to at-risk youth in our community, allowing teens a second chance at a bright future while student volunteers who participate in Teen Court are given a law-related education. #BeTheOne supporting our community’s youth in Teen Court during the 2016 Giving Challenge!
The 2016 Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving event presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota. Starting at noon on September 20th and ending at noon on September 21st, you can #BeTheOne making a difference by donating online to Teen Court of Sarasota through the Giving Challenge website.
You truly can make a positive difference in a young person’s life, which makes a positive impact in our community.
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.”
Sarasota Teen Court’s mission is to introduce area youth to activities and services that promote feelings of self-esteem and self-improvement when they develop a healthy attitude toward authority. All organizational activities instill and teach the benefits of law abiding citizenship and civic engagement.