Wellington student Cody Jenkins and Port St. Lucie student Jaci Caine, along with 18 other youth from across the state, were selected to serve as youth commissioners on the Florida Youth Commission.
These two outstanding students were selected from a statewide applicant pool and took the oath of office from Christina Daly, Interim Secretary for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
“I commend these young men and women for their outstanding initiative and leadership. Their willingness to serve on the Florida Youth Commission demonstrates the dedication they have to ensuring that Florida’s youth have a strong voice in addressing the issues they face daily. I look forward to working with the youth commissioners as they advise the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet in the year to come,” Daly said.
Jenkins, 17, is a senior at Seminole Ridge High School and is a member of the JROTC and the high school chorus. Caine, 17, is a senior at St. Lucie West Centennial High and plans to study medicine.
The commissioners will spend the 2014-15 term advising the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet of key issues facing Florida’s next generation of emerging leaders.