These are just a few high school student testimonials that demonstrate the transformative value of the program.
“The lessons I learned about life, our community and society in general are things that cannot be learned inside the classroom, but only through the many hands-on experiences Youth Leadership Jacksonville provides.”
“Youth Leadership Jacksonville is an experience that enriches the mind and soul. One is definitely challenged in one way or another, which leads to growth.”
“I really learned how to look at my world through new eyes.”
These are just a few young adult testimonials that demonstrate why Next Generation is beneficial. *Subsequent to filming, the CLE program was renamed Next Generation and expanded to add young professionals to the program.
“This experience enriches young members in this community, members who will be encouraged and given reasons to stay in Jacksonville and make it prosper. This is all because of the NextGen experience.”
"This has been an eye opener into Jacksonville that people don’t normally get. I’ve gained knowledge of history, ideas, hopes, dreams and goals from people behind the scenes that I never knew existed. It has reinforced my desire to make Jacksonville better."
About Leadership Jacksonville
Leadership Jacksonville was established in 1976 as a vehicle to stimulate growth of leadership in the Northeast Florida community. The mission of Leadership Jacksonville is to educate, connect and inspire diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities. The mission is accomplished through programs for high school (Youth Leadership Jacksonville) and college students / young professionals (Next Generation), community leaders (Leadership Jacksonville) and executives who are new to Northeast Florida (New Leadership Summit).
The Bright Future, Matching Campaign for Leadership will provide funding to empower community leaders to build a brighter future for Northeast Florida.