Florida Hosts Junior Civitan International Convention
Teens will head to Jacksonville on June 24-27 to share successes, learn from teens around the world, develop their leadership skills, enabling them to be even more effective helping in their community.
Florida Junior Civitan Clubs, mentored by an adult Civitan Club, have completed many service projects: helping at risk teens, abused children, homeless, needy children, seniors, and challenged citizens.
While each Junior Civitan Club chooses how to help in their own community, there is one project that unites members around the world - raising money for medical research at the UAB Civitan International Research Center. The center researches mental and physical disabilities then shares the results with the medical community worldwide.
Like any democratic volunteer service organization, there will be elections of the next International Board, with nominations open from any of the 12,000 members in 400 clubs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada, and USA. Florida Junior Civitans nominated Jacksonville's Sandalwood H.S. student, Matthew Pendleton, to run for Junior Civitan International President.
Everyone can be proud of these teens! They are doing good work, becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Junior Civitan members not only impact their own community, they make a difference in their state, our nation, and the world.
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