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PEL donates largest check in history to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
On February 11, 2020 PEL’s Board of Directors and their Volunteers had the honor to donate their largest check yet for $60,000 to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. PEL selects organizations that support youth in need, particularly teens at risk, over the last two years PEL has donated $123,000 to various organizations in Sarasota county.
About Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. is an alternative to Juvenile Court, allowing a young person a second chance of having a bright future. Youth who come through Teen Court participate in a court program run by their peers, under the supervision of a volunteer adult judge. Student volunteers who participate in our Teen Court program receive a law-related education along with community service hours for their time. In complement to the Teen Court program, the organization also offers counseling services, drug prevention, anti-bullying, and anger management classes to those youth who demonstrate extra need.
PEL provides $12,700 grant to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare’s Compass Center.
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, was recently the beneficiary of a $12,700 grant from Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc. (PEL).
PEL selects organizations that support youth in need, particularly teens at risk. Coastal Behavioral Healthcare’s Compass Center provides treatment for boys and girls ranging in ages from 13-17 with substance abuse and mental health disorders. “We are very pleased to give this much needed donation to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare as these youth should have all the assistance we can provide,” said Sharon Kenworthy, President of PEL.
About the Compass Center
The Compass Center is a 120-day dual diagnosis (substance abuse/mental health disorders) treatment center for boys and girls 13-17. Compass residential center has been in effect since 2002. The majority of our clients are survivors of sexual abuse, rape, incest, physical abuse, human trafficking, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. Our residents represent multiple ethnicities, multiple cultures, genders, and varying sexual orientation and/or sexual identity. Often this is the first time they are nurtured, appreciated, and encouraged. The first time they have had three meals a day and a safe place to sleep.
Our clientele covers all the socioeconomic spectrums and come from various locations within the state. Each individual’s treatment plan addresses their specific needs. There is not another program within the state of Florida, like Compass. Due to our uniqueness, we can reach out to adolescents who would otherwise fall through the cracks, youth are sent to us that have not succeeded in other treatment programs, Compass is considered the “program of last resort.”
PEL donates $15,000 to the Sarasota YMCA Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter.
The Sarasota YMCA Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter was recently the beneficiary of a $15,000 donation from Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc. (PEL). The Youth Shelter provides temporary housing and safe care for youths ages 10-17 who have run away, are experiencing family conflict, or have been locked out of their homes. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; there are 20 beds available. According to Y leaders, 90 percent or more youth reunite with their families or find suitable living arrangements; while in the shelter, all youth have their counseling needs met.
“The Y’s Youth Shelter is so important to the community as if takes children with no place else to go due to circumstances that warrant them leaving their homes,” said PEL board president Sharon Kenworthy, who noted that her own granddaughter once needed the services of the Youth Shelter during a rough patch. “It has given so many the boost they have needed.”
PEL has been supportive of the Youth Shelter for many years, in the past as a subsidiary of the YMCA Foundation but, for the past couple of years, as an independent not-for-profit.
Rocking the Roof for Our Youth” raised $17,000 in support of the Sarasota YMCA’s Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter.
In mid-January, Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth Inc. hosted a private concert at the Sarasota waterfront home of John and Shelly Corey.
The event featured Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Michelle Malone.
“Rocking the Roof for Our Youth” raised $17,000 in support of the Sarasota YMCA’s Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter.
The Youth Shelter provides temporary housing and safe care for youths ages 10-17 who have run away, are experiencing family conflict, or have been locked out of their homes.
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PEL donates $10,000 to the Booker High School Foundation
PEL donated $10,000 to the Booker High School Foundation at the end of 2018. These funds will be used for scholarships to help needy Booker High graduates continue their education in college or technical schools. Booker High School has a very impressive college preparation for its students.