Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $625,000)
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast (BGCS) was founded over sixty years ago with the goal of saving and changing the lives of children and teens in Pinellas County. This mission has grown to include helping youth deal with the increasing misuse of opioids, an issue that has plagued the community. BGCS excels at reaching youth most in need. In collaboration with a partner agency, Operation Par, BGCS will target programming around healthy lifestyles and will enable the organization to support more youth as they develop positive choices about their health.