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To ensure an accurate submission of your application for Next Generation class of 2019, please visit our website on a desktop computer.

The application for Next Generation 2020 (formerly Collegiate Leadership Experience) is open. Applications will be accepted online until Monday April 6, 2020.

To ensure an accurate submission of your application for Next Generation class of 2019, please visit our website on a desktop computer.

What is it?

Next Generation is an exciting summer opportunity for approximately 32 participants. Participants interact with community leaders, network with professionals and go behind the scenes to explore difficult issues facing our community and learn from our successes.

While exploring what it means to be a community trustee, this diverse group of participants will learn from each other through interactive and problem solving activities. Program days will address various aspects of our community – from government to the arts.

During the summer, participants participate in an Opening Reception, four weekdays and three Saturdays.

Who is it for?

An applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university or be currently working permanently or interning in the region.

In addition:

  1. Applicants must be at least one year post high school graduation as of June of the program year;
  2. Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years old and
  3. Applicants must be, or have been, in good standing at their college/university or employment and have demonstrated leadership in high school,  college, work or the community.

Program dates: May 28-August 1, 2020
Program Fee: $500 (Scholarships available)

What are the Program Goals?

  • To become a responsible, ethical leader committed to active community involvement and trusteeship.
  • To encourage the leader within each of the participants and inspire them to begin making a difference – now!
  • To encourage participants to live and work in Northeast Florida and serve as a community trustee.
  • To gain a greater understanding of contemporary issues through interaction and problem solving with peers, leaders and decision makers from all segments of the community.
  • To broaden participants’ perspective and understanding of Northeast Florida’s assets and potential, stimulate interest and encourage a team approach in resolving community problems.

How does someone apply to Next Generation?

Recommendations for Next Generation may be submitted by email to Meg Folds, Youth Programs Director. Include the candidate’s name, phone number and email address. You may nominate more than one candidate.

Recommendations are NOT required. To be considered for selection to Next Generation Class 2020, an application and and interview must be completed. The application can be found here.  Completion of the application by April 6, 2020 is required to be considered for inclusion in the NextGen Class of 2020. All applicants will be scheduled for a 20 minute telephone interview.

How will the Class be selected?

A committee of Leadership Jacksonville alumni will review the applications and conduct phone interviews during April. The classes are selected in May.

What is the Calendar?

 
 
 

Class of 2020

  • ‘Meet the Class’ Reception – Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Mandatory Opening Retreat – Friday, June 5, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to Saturday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m.
  • ‘Creating a Caring Community’- Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ‘Exploring Our Community’ – Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • ‘Exposing Our Community’s Culture’ – Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • ‘Building Bridges to the Future’ – Monday, July 13, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closing Retreat – Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The application for Next Generation 2020 (formerly Collegiate Leadership Experience) is open. Applications will be accepted online until Monday April 6, 2020.

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“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.”

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