Makaela, who goes to Lee High School, is one of 14 Jacksonville young people who work at the zoo as a feature of its city-subsidized Wildlife Immersion and Leadership Development, or W.I.L.D., program. Begun in 2016, the adolescent work program joins authority advancement, open talking preparing and ponders in zoology and cultivation. The understudies are not required to have creature related profession objectives, but rather some do.
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W.I.L.D. is for youth 14 to 18 who live or go to class or church in 10 Jacksonville ZIP codes focused by the Jacksonville Journey hostile to wrongdoing activity, for the most part on the Northside and Northwest regions of the city. Candidates experience a thorough application process and work on Saturdays amid the school year and full time in the late spring months.
In the first place year understudies are in the learning procedure and are called stewards. In the second year they move toward becoming ministers and go up against positions of authority. In the last year of the program, they will make instructive effort programs in their home networks, including expediting little creatures visit.
Marquese Fluellen, 18, is in his second year. He has just been perceived by the North American Association for Environmental Education as one of the "30 Under 30," a program that perceives youthful people taking initiative positions in their locale to have any kind of effect for the planet.
"It's been an incredible affair," said Marquese, who goes to Wolfson High School. "I generally needed a profession in creature taking care of yet didn't know where to begin.
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