Our mission is to enable all young people living in Pinellas County, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our vision is to be the leading youth development agency in Pinellas County and the catalyst for community change and collaboration in youth development. For over 50 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast has been giving our communities’ youth (ages 5-18) a chance to succeed by equipping them with essential skills for thriving in college, work and life. As a result, hundreds have broken out of the cycle of poverty, been the first in their family to graduate from college, started families of their own, established a fulfilling career and are model citizens in their communities. While we are proud of these young people and honored to have played a role in their success, it is not enough. There are still too many young people falling through the cracks, dropping out of school and limiting their prospects for a happy and healthy future. It is our goal that all youth throughout Pinellas County has access to the resources and programs needed to help them succeed and graduate on time from high school with a plan for their future.