Today’s young Floridians are inheriting unprecedented environment challenges-- by 2060, Florida is projected to lose an area of land the size of Vermont to unregulated urban sprawl while facing as much as 3 feet of sea level rise. Their generation will have to rise to the challenge of safeguarding Florida’s natural heritage.
But as many of us know, young people are all often too rare a presence in local environmental advocacy efforts or nature trails. How do we inspire young people to get outside, to become advocates and change-makers, and to start careers in conservation leadership?
Young Leaders for Wild Florida aims to engage young people in Florida's environmental movement and empower them to connect with wild Florida. We help the develop understanding of Florida's environmental issues, contribute to the work of local conservation groups, and build the skills and knowledge necessary to become a young leader in the movement to save wild Florida.