Jabrea is a high school senior. She also is the President of her school’s Black Student Caucus, a member of the National Honor Society and Golden Eagle (School) Ambassador. Jabrea also participates in the Student Government Association as a 12th-grade Representative. Outside of school, she plays for the United Soccer Alliance, a team in the United States Soccer Federation Developmental Academy. After high school, she plans to attend Howard University and major in Psychology, and then to pursue a Ph.D. in that field. In her talk, Jabrea discussed the three steps in self-transparency that can improve mental health among our youth. Watch Jabrea’s talk.
Mario is a high school junior and an aspiring doctor. He is active in and holds leadership roles in numerous school clubs, including Key Club, Chief Executive Student Ambassador, Great Decisions Club, and National Spanish Honor Society. Additionally, Mario is an alumnus of Youth Leadership Jacksonville, a program that fosters connections with local leaders and promotes leadership skills in students across Northeast Florida. Mario has completed over 400 hours of community service with various Jacksonville organizations. In his talk, Mario proposes solutions for how the American education system can be changed to be better aligned with the highly productive education models used in other countries. Watch Mario’s talk.
Aidan is a high school junior. Formerly the principal clarinetist at the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Aidan is also the founder and CEO of Artfully Green, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for climate change through art and conducts climate change research. Aidan sees an opportunity for humanity to take a step in the right direction against climate change. In his talk, Aidan discusses how algae might serve as a potential solution to climate change along with many other practical applications. Watch Aidan’s talk.
Conference attendees will enjoy an Italian buffet.
The Florida Blue Conference Center is located at 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246. Parking is free and signage will direct attendees to the conference center.