What is SpringBoard?

EBI SpringBoard (www.springboardsrq.com) is an innovative program, designed to meet the many needs of young adults aged 18-22 who are participating in the Extended Foster Care Program.

We provide high-quality, conveniently located, independent living arrangements in Sarasota. Additionally, we provide real-world life skills training, tutoring, mentoring and therapeutic services that will provide self-sufficiency for the young adults. Each young adult will reside in a 1b unit of a duplex. The units are furnished and are centrally located with access to the bus route, shopping and dining.

These youth are at a critical point in their transition into full independence, and we will provide them with the support and tools that they will need to do this successfully.

Often, foster care youth at this age do not have support from their family and friends. Without our support, they face an increased chance of homelessness, incarceration, and unwanted pregnancies.

“We hope to impact young adults in a way that will
provide them a SpringBoard to full independence.”
-Executive Director, Rich Stroud

For more information on the SpringBoard Program, please view and print our flyer here.