Periodically, we highlight one of our most productive members, this month’s selection is Mrs. Jeanette Wheeler. Jeanette is currently the Chairwoman of the Youth Black History Committee. This Committee has raised and distributed over $82,000 in scholarship since its inception. She is also a member of the Public Affairs Committee, the Membership Committee, and a past member of the AACS Board of Directors. The following is an excerpt from an article, dated March 8, 2018, from the Palm Coast Observer:
“Jeanette Wheeler has been an activist for equality her entire life.
Her passion for civic engagement led her to found the Youth Black History Reality Program in Flagler County through the African American Cultural Society. The program recently celebrated its 15th year of teaching local African American students about their culture and inspiring them to strive for success.
Wheeler said the inaugural program held in February 2003 filled the AACS center on U.S. 1 from wall to wall, as curiosity for something new piqued an interest in the community.”