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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast Recognizes Ultimate Medical Academy Support

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Tampa, Fla. – October 24, 2019 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast recently recognized Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) for the institution’s long-standing and continuing support of the organization and its goal to save and change the lives of children and teens.

The Boys & Girls Clubs provides a positive, engaging environment as well as programs that prepare and inspire children and teens to achieve great futures. Similarly, UMA – a non-profit, accredited healthcare educational institution with a campus in Clearwater, Florida and a nationwide online presence – provides education and training, particularly for non-traditional students, to equip and empower them to succeed in healthcare careers, helping to improve their lives as well as the lives of patients they serve.

“Our missions are very similar,” said Dr. Rebecca Sarlo, UMA’s Clearwater Campus Director. “The Boys & Girls Clubs provide a wide range of services related to education, career readiness, health and wellness and leadership – all of which align to the work we do every day.”

UMA’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast has been ongoing for more than eight years. The relationship includes corporate sponsorship, participation in the Boys & Girls Clubs community engagement and fundraising events, and work-study opportunities for UMA students.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast recognized UMA for this support on September 25, 2019, at their event, Celebrating the Journey of Great Futures: Boys & Girls Clubs Annual Breakfast.

“Having a strong community presence is truly important to our organization,” said Jill Sellers, UMA’s Boys & Girls Clubs liaison. “We consider it an extension of our efforts to empower people to change their lives for the better – it makes sense to start with children.”

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