SpringBoard News

June 22, 2021

In the 2 months that Sara has been in our SpringBoard program, she’s achieved so many milestones:

High school graduation ✅ Drivers license ✅ First (& new!) car ✅

Sara lived in a group home for 3 years prior to coming to SpringBoard. She is our youngest resident at 18 and just finished high school at Braden River. She is planning on starting classes at SCF in the fall. She’ll be going to school full time while continuing her part time job that she’s been at for the last 2 years. We are so proud of Sara and her determination. We have no doubt there are going to be even more accomplishments to come as she keeps seizing every opportunity!

Our SpringBoard program is located in Sarasota and serves kids who have aged out of foster care or youth from the community who face similar circumstances. We currently have 6 young adults (ages 18-22) utilizing our services to move forward & gain their independence. We are working on expanding SpringBoard into the Bradenton & Tampa areas to accommodate even more youth who are in need of assistance. Visit www.SpringBoardSRQ.org or contact Jordan @ 941.356.2977 for more information about the program.

April 26, 2021

Our SpringBoard residents Lesly, Logan & Mia (along with coordinator Debbie!) had a great time at the  Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and  RASM Young Professionals Network Putt-Putt Pour Miniature Golf Tournament at Evie’s Tavern on the Range last week!⛳️Thank you RASM & RASM YP for so generously donating the proceeds of this great event to the Everyday Blessings SpringBoard program! We are thankful for your ongoing support of our Sarasota location💙🙏🏻

*check out the RASM page for all the pics of this super fun event

April 1, 2021

We’d like to introduce you to Lesly, our newest SpringBoard Sarasota resident. She moved to the US just 4 years ago from Guatemala and is currently working full time & taking courses in English. She plans on starting school to pursue a nursing degree as soon as she completes her English lessons🎓🩺

She is also very excited to have passed her driver’s test to get her license… And even more excited to have just gotten her very first car‼️🚗🥳 She saved up for a big down payment and with help from  Sunset Chevrolet Buick GMC, she was able to get a great deal on this beautiful Chevy Cruze!

We’re glad you’ve joined our SpringBoard program Lesly and look forward to seeing all your next big accomplishments🌟

November 5, 2020

Everyday Blessings is the proud recipient of a $9,000 grant from The Junior League of Sarasota! We are SO EXCITED & grateful for this assistance that will allow us to continue providing safe, stable and nurturing homes for young adults who have aged out of foster care. Thank you The Junior League of Sarasota for helping us guide this vulnerable population toward independence!

August 1, 2020

Meet Isaac: He’s been a part of SpringBoard since he aged out of a group foster home nearly 2 years ago. He’s been working two jobs, studying for his EMT courses & just got his first new car🚗❤️😎 WOW! Oh… AND he passed his EMT class at Suncoast!!!!🎓📣👏🏻 WAY TO GO! He was one of three classmates to be awarded a medal and was asked to give a speech at his graduation. Next up, preparing for the state test & looking for jobs as an EMT. We’re so proud of you Isaac!!