The Kids Issue: 18 Under 18

The Bold City of the South has produced its share of influential sons and daughters. Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Jack Youngblood (NFL) come to mind. But one need not be a megastar to rock the world. Northeast Florida is home to hundreds of incredible kids changing their world in ways big and small—from volunteers to artists, cancer activists to athletes, world-class performers and more. We put out a call for local youths who are making a difference, and you answered with dozens of “18 Under 18” nominees. While we can’t share all their stories, we are incredibly proud of each of them. Here now is a glimpse of Northeast Florida’s extraordinary homegrown talent. Click on photos to learn more.