City of Jacksonville

Asian Community Events & Useful Links

Useful Links

High School Student Groups

One Jax: Youth Leadership Education

METROTOWN: 10th—12th grader: intensive, experiential teen diversity education program that promotes interracial, inter-religious and intercultural engagement held each summer.
LOUD: Leaders of United Diversity. LOUD members serve as teen OneJax ambassadors and initiate programs and activities at their schools to promote the values of inclusion and the bridging of cultures for the common good.

Learn more about Metrotown and LOUD here.

Youth Leadership Jacksonville

High school juniors with demonstrated leadership ability - prepares them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement.

World Affairs Council: Educational Resources for Students

Reaching out to youth, promoting their interest and understanding of the world


INROADS is the nation’s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. By providing the skills, support, and network students need to obtain an internship at a top company, INROADS prepares students to lead and contribute from Day 1.

Hands on Jacksonville: Jacksonville’s Youth Leadership Council

Organize volunteer projects to make an impact for Global Youth Service Day.
Other Programs: generationOn, Get Ur Good On, Do Something, and Youth Leader Toolkit


First Generation Scholarship Program at UNF

The University of North Florida participates in Florida's First Generation Matching Grant Program. More than 300 UNF students were awarded First Generation scholarships in 2006, thanks to UNF fundraising efforts and an appropriation from the Florida Legislature.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation by State Farm

These are one-time, nonrenewable awards of $2,500 made to high school seniors who qualify as Finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. For more information, please contact National Merit Scholarship Corporation at (847) 866-5100.

Northeast Florida Counts

(, a free, online health resource for the region, and its partners will award a total of four one-year, non-renewable scholarships to help defer educational costs for a period of one year’s matriculation at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Two scholarships will be awarded in each category: high school and college.

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

Designed to attract and retain student that are interested in becoming a teacher in the state of Florida. The scholarship is administered at 33 participating colleges and universities throughout the state.

Asian American & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).


IMPACTJAX is the young professionals program of the JAX Chamber and the premier venue for Jacksonville’s next generation of leaders to connect with each other and the community. With more than 600 members, ImpactJAX serves as a network of professional contacts for 21 to 40 year olds who currently, or are looking to, live and work in the JAX Region.
JCCI Forward is JCCI's leadership development program. Young professionals and emerging leaders learn about our community, engage in problem solving, and act to make community change. Forward is the ideal place to meet with city and community leaders, to develop your skills, and to build a network of friends and associates who share a passion for improving where you live, work and play. We have a community reputation for getting people like you engaged with their peers and the existing leaders in our community!

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The Jacksonville Jaycees provides training in business leadership through projects that serviced the community. The Jaycees are organized into four portfolio areas each with their own focus: Community Development is charged with improving life for the citizens of Jacksonville. Individual Development focuses on helping the individual with their own personal growth. Membership development and Management Development focuses on the sales and managing the business operations of the chapter itself. Their mission is to provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community service and organizational involvement while expanding the Jaycee movement.
Rotaractors range in age from 22 to 32 and consist of Jacksonville’s finest young professionals that strive to enhance our community through the common bonds of professional development, community service and friendship. Just like their counterparts in Rotary International, their primary focus is “Service Above Self,” whether that service benefits those close to home or around the world. Each month we have membership meetings, community service events and socials.
The Young Professionals (YPs) of the World Affairs Council provides an opportunity for individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 to develop a greater understanding of the world while connecting with others who share an interest in world affairs and the globalization of Northeast Florida. We offer a range of programs and activities including insightful cross-cultural exchanges, social networking, fun and competitive trivia nights and compelling international film screenings.