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Truly Valued

Truly Valued in Sarasota Shares a Message of Hope to its Students

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Truly Valued has found a home at Booker Middle School, serving an estimated 100 students on its campus.  Truly Valued serves at-risk youth and families in Manatee, Sarasota, and DeSoto Counties, equipping future leaders with the tools they need to make behavior changes to achieve their full potential.  

Truly Valued’s I AM Academy mentoring program will be offered to students on the campus of 15 schools and 2 community centers throughout Sarasota and Manatee County. 

Sarasota County – 2023-2024 mentoring services provided at the following:

Emma E Booker Elementary
Alta Vista Elementary 
Tuttle Elementary
Suncoast School For Innovative Studies
Booker Middle School 
Cyesis (Riverview High School)
Booker High School
Janie’s Garden

Manatee County –2023-2024 mentoring services provided at the following:

Rogers Elementary School 
Oneco Elementary School 
Braden River Middle School
Lee Middle School 
Buffalo Creek Middle School
Southeast High School
Just For Girls
Visible Men Academy
Exodus Community Resource 

“Our staff are fully committed to supporting students as they navigate, finding themselves and becoming active members of our community”, says Shavonne Sams, Founder and CEO. “We hope this message will motivate our students to reach for the stars. At Truly Valued, we know that who you were doesn’t have to be who you become.”

This expansion is made possible thanks to the support from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about Truly Valued, please visit Truly Valued  or call 941.222.0645

About Truly Valued, Inc.

Truly Valued, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our goal is to create an environment of learning and explorational growth for at-risk youth to cultivate positive relationships and give back to their local community. Truly Valued, Inc. creates a mentor network partnership with local churches, schools, and various organizations to support youth development. Learn more at Truly Valued

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida. Barancik Foundation creates initiatives and awards grants in Sarasota and beyond in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment, and medical research. For more information, visit Barancik Foundation

Photo Courtesy of Truly Valued

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