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Sunshine Youth Challenge is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focused on teenagers and provide innovative youth programs and services in the Northeast Florida. We are committed to providing programs and services such as:
  • Youth music talent shows
  • Community service hours
  •  S.T.E.M. programs
  •  Internship opportunities
  •  Youth empowerment workshops
  •  Leadership development
  • Projects that encompass a variety of skill sets necessary for them to succeed
Vision: A world where youth creativity is embraced and encouraged.
Mission: Youth challenge programs and services that are created for young students, our future leaders, to express themselves through their creative ideas.
Purpose: To help our youth embrace their talents and to bring awareness that we all matter and play an important role in our community. Our goal is to have as many youth participating as possible to provide a positive experience while allowing them to work with others in pursuit of common goals. 
Please support us in our efforts to  motivate and  influence our future leaders in a positive manner. Your donation is tax deductible and 100% of donations go directly to funding the programs and services of Sunshine Youth Challenge. We will provide an EIN for you to claim your tax deduction upon receipt of your contribution. 
            ** Our youth have a passion for what is unique and creative, allowing them to be noticed and appreciated. 
Board of Directors

Sylvia Rivera - Executive Director 

Louis Vanleer - Vice President 

Lorenz Cotton - Development Director

Carmen Bonita - Director of Network Engagement

Damaris Matos - Director of Social Media Marketing  

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Teens will receive a FREE lunch and a

Certificate of Completion. 

Student Volunteer Opportunities: 

Students, join us in making a difference. Check out these great ways students can give back to the community, based on the type of volunteering they'd enjoy. Why should students volunteer with us? Simply, volunteering is a great opportunity for students to develop skill sets necessary for them to grow and succeed. It is good for your mind, heart and soul. Sunshine Youth Challenge offers many personal and professional benefits such as getting community services hours, career experience, college information, and building relationship with new people. Our face-to-face community events/activities provide students with the opportunity to build public relation skills.  These on hand activities help them improve communication and critical thinking skills, and real human needs. Teens have the ability to help others in more ways than they can imagine. ANYONE can make a difference!

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