We attended the Sarasota YSA Branch today. It is a small branch. We counted 27 in Sacrament Meeting. However, they seem to enjoy each other's company, and there was a lot of interaction in the foyer. Unfortunately they will be losing some strong, active members to marriage and moving. They have a few returned missionary Elders in the branch now, but it seems most of them will be returning to school in the fall.
In the branch council meeting, a common thread was that people are not attending because they don't have transportation. However, the branch R.S. president, who lives in Port Charlotte, took the bus today because the person she normally rides with wasn't coming today. So if there is a will, there is a way.
The Elders for the Sarasota Ward also work with the YSA Branch. However, they did not attend the branch today because they didn't have any investigators attending.