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Young Leaders for Wild Florida Summer Program
Young Leaders for Wild Florida Summer Program is a two-week summer program that engages Alachua County teens to become Florida’s next generation of environmental leaders. Participants spend most of the program outside, exploring North Florida’s diverse natural areas through outdoor adventures and hands-on conservation fieldwork with the trust’s staff. During workshops at the lodge with ACT’s staff and community leaders such as a county commissioner and nature photographer, students also explore a wide variety of environmental issues and careers in the field while discovering their own potential as environmental advocates through student-directed projects. Students will be encouraged to develop their creativity, problem solving, and relationship with nature during the program. Students can look forward to discovering incredible wild places with peers and mentors while gaining skills and inspiration they can take to college, their careers, and a lifetime of leadership and stewardship.