Education

Barancik Foundation Launches Barancik Early Learning Initiative

The foundation will lead efforts to transform the early learning model by focusing on leadership development, preschool teacher recruitment and retention, and behavioral health support.

04/05/2022 By Staff

Summer school

How Virtual Learning May Help Kids Avoid the 'COVID Slide'

The SKY Family YMCA is offering child care services and summer camps that will incorporate virtual learning this summer.

06/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Real Estate

Save Our Y Rebrands, Takes Ownership of Former Sarasota YMCA Properties

The $4.4 million real estate transaction took place earlier this week.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota YMCA to Reopen as 'Save Our Y' Fitness Centers

The facilities will close for the weekend and reopen this week.

09/13/2019 By Staff

Breaking News

Deal Reached to Keep Sarasota YMCA Fitness Branches Open

The deal will keep both the Berlin and Evalyn Sadlier Jones fitness centers open beyond the previously announced date of September 13, 2019.

08/21/2019 By Staff

New Hires

SKY Family YMCA Names New Chief Executive Officer

Gene Jones has more than 29 years of history with the YMCA.

08/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Closings

Sarasota YMCA to Close Fitness Centers

Members will have access to both fitness centers through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota YMCA Achievers Program Awards College Scholarships

The Achievers program empowers students to set and achieve goals in both their educational and personal lives.

06/04/2019 By Staff

Education

Venice YMCA Opens New Early Learning Center

Sunshine Education Academy will serve children from six weeks of age through voluntary prekindergarten.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Federal Grant Will Boost YMCA Program for Homeless Youth

The Sarasota YMCA recently received a $132,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support its Street REACH program.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Fitness

YMCA Opens New CrossFit Center

The Sarasota YMCA recently opened its South Trail Performance CrossFit location in Westfield Sarasota Square.

09/27/2018 By Staff

Education

Grants Will Support Program That Helps Homeless Students

The Sarasota YMCA recently received two grants that will be used to support its Schoolhouse Link program.

06/05/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

New Nonprofit Fundraising and Scholarship Alliance Forms

Designing Women Boutique recently formed a strategic fundraising, scholarship and mentoring alliance with six Sarasota charitable organizations.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Fundraising

Trimble Takes Senior VP Role with Sarasota YMCA

Veteran non-profit executive excited to return to 'Sarasota roots.'

11/07/2017 By staff

Education

Groundbreaking for New Venice YMCA Preschool Set

The new 10,000-square-foot building will include a 12-classroom preschool for children ranging from infants to 5 years old.

08/02/2017 By staff

Deals

Venice YMCA to Acquire Charlotte County Facilities and Programs

Venice's SKY Family YMCA has secured a new deal to acquire the Charlotte County Family YMCA, which includes child care centers and fitness facilities in North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

06/21/2017 By staff

Construction

New Preschool Construction Contract Awarded

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company was recently selected to build the new preschool at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice.

03/22/2017 By staff

New hires

YMCA Makes Interim President Permanent

The Sarasota YMCA recently named Laura Gilbert as the organization's president and chief executive officer. She has served as the interim president and CEO since last October.

03/22/2017 By staff

Honors

Congressman Wins Award From National YMCA Group

The national YMCA presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with the Congressional Champion Award Wednesday for his work supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

03/09/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota YMCA Names Interim President

Laura Gilbert was recently named the interim president and CEO of The Sarasota YMCA.

10/12/2016 Research by staff