Since its 2016 inauguration here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the W.I.L.D. Program and its staff has been recognized on local, regional and global levels.
Devine Quisenberry - Mayor’s Youth Leadership Advisory Council Member
The Mayor's Young Leaders Advisory Council (MYLAC) was established in 2014 and is composed of 50 high school juniors and seniors. MYLAC gives youth with leadership potential the opportunity to learn more about city government and effective citizenship so they can make positive differences as young leaders. The Council also shares ideas with city officials and advises on issues facing Jacksonville youth.
Marquese Fluellen - NAAEE Global 30 under 30 Award Winner
Thirty young people, ages 30 and under, were recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The EE 30 Under 30 highlights the work of young professionals of various backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and communities who are using education to help protect the environment.