|Celebration Gala Slated for November 16
Sarasota — 10/11/13 — Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. will mark its Silver Anniversary on November 16, 2013 at Michael’s on East at 6:30 p.m. The event will celebrate Teen Court’s journey from a grassroots idea about juvenile justice to a multifaceted organization serving thousands of at-risk youth and volunteers. This event will also introduce the Silver Gavel Society, a foundation for the future of Teen Court. The event will include: cocktails, dinner, guest speakers, and entertainment with tickets available for $150.00 and table sponsorships (for eight) for $1,000.00.
In 25 years, Teen Court has served some 10,500 at-risk youth, and defendants have completed approximately 150,000 hours of community service. The cost of Teen Court is approximately $650 per child compared to $5,000 per child for an appearance before a judge in juvenile court. This program saves the State and the community millions of dollars while working to promote volunteerism and civic responsibility. To this effort, 5,000+ local students have served as positive role models volunteering in the program as attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors. Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
To sponsor the Silver Anniversary Celebration, please contact Mary Slapp, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-661-6560. For tickets, contact Teen Court of Sarasota 941-861-8460, www.flteencourt.net/sarasota.