The mission of Second Chance-Last Opportunity is to empower individuals in crisis by providing them with essential skills and tools so they can manage their lives more productively.
Our vision is to serve as a gateway to hope for individuals who want to change their lives for the better.
SCLO’s History – How We Began
Dr . April Glasco opened Second Chance-Last Opportunity (SCLO), a hands-on intervention center, in 1995. Since then, SCLO programs have grown to include life-management and parenting skills training, counseling, mentoring, HIV-AIDS education and counseling, summer/after-school youth programs, food, clothing and shelter referrals, and meals/food distributions.
Her life-management training programs have transformed lives by restoring and building healthy relationships between parents, children, couples, family members, and friends.
Today, April continues to reach youth, women, and men seeking and needing a second chance by helping to change, rebuild, renew, and reset lives.
April’s commitment to her clients is unwavering. She saw a tremendous need in her community and devised a plan to meet that need. Instead of handing out charity, April is on the streets, looking for, finding, and helping people by providing respect, counseling, training, and high expectations.
Her goal for this nonprofit organization is to give people the skills and confidence that will enable them to make positive choices and build a better future for themselves and their families.
The positive effect this organization has had on the people of Newtown and surrounding areas in Sarasota and other countries in southwest Florida and international communities is remarkable and demonstrable.
She went back to college part-time in 2004 and graduated in May 2008 with a BA in Human Development as part of Eckerd College’s Experienced Learners’ Degree Program. She received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in December 2011. This formal education, added to her innate compassion, street smarts, drive, and faith in human potential, ensures that SCLO continues in the community for as long as there are people who need a helping hand, a committed staff, and volunteers who assist her, and generous donors and foundations who help fund the programs.
Second Chance Last Opportunity locations:
1933 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota, FL 34234
Education, Counseling & Training Center
14 S. Lime Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237-6106