The award is given for overall performance of a local governing body. The board was recognized for leadership and excellence as a team in resource development, marketing, planning and commitment to serving youth.
“Our board lends its professional expertise in a number of different areas, which has allowed us to direct more resources to the children we serve,” says Lena Williams, the board president. “Every decision made is centered around creating the greatest impact on the children who need us most in Lake and Sumter counties.”
In 2014, 100 percent of high school seniors in the program graduated. In addition, there were no teen pregnancies or juvenile arrests.