MVYLI Youth Delegates
Iris Albert
Chris Aring
Aurora Austin
Cooper Bennett
Arden Bezahler
Patrick Best
Lauryn Bond
Skyler Cameron
Taber Caron
Bella Chimes
Cana Courtney
Alison Daigle
Barbara dePaula
Belle DuPon
Rose Engler
Lucy Enos
Jacquelyn Hegarty
Audrey McCarron
Jack Murray
Ben Nadelstein
Lila Norris
Ryan O'Malley
Carmilla Prata
Willa Vigneault

MVYLI Visioneers
Caley Bennett
Maisie Jarrell
Lucie Dougherty-Soares

MVYLI Emerging Leaders
Isabella El-Deiry
Charlotte McCarron
Mary Ollen

MVYLI Youth Share Life-Changing Summit Experiences

Dedicated to Oceans, this year's Summit was held at the Mayhew House overlooking the blue waters of Menemsha.  Local and global legends shared their time and talents for a rich and life-changing experience for everyone.  Our young people were especially touched by  Gandhi's Grandson  Arun's message of peace.  The Vineyard community was then invited to our  Gandhi Youth Forum Nancy Slonim Aronie  encouraged us to Write From the Heart and Grammy nominated flutist  Viviana Guzman inspired us to make music out of our lives.  Makana Tavare  taught us cultural values through Hawaiian Lei-Making and Gabriella Alinda Sullo through Yoga.  MVYLI Emerging Leaders led workgroups on planning for our careers and creating our 5-year plans. Our Ocean Sustainability Guest Speakers  Dr. Sarah Oktay , Nantucket Field Station; Hawaii youth delegates fro  Windward, Oahu and Waimea, Hawaii Island ; MVYLI Ocean Sustainability Project , our youngest speakers: 7 th graders from MV West Tisbury School. Thanks to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Tioga for our Sustainable Ocean Tour to the proposed Hope Spots.  Marianne Goldberg and Pathways Ocean Art Project invited us to share our artistic vision for a sustainable ocean. We developed action plans for our Sustainability in Action Projects and MVYLI Leadership Opportunities for the coming year.

MVYLI is focused on writing, critical thinking, problem solving,
expanding youth horizons and helping them think about their future.  
Superintendent Matt D'Andrea

This is the 1st Summit where our Youth Leaders share their experiences through writing:
Gandhi Youth Forum : Ryan O'Malley and Tania duPon
* On Becoming a Global Youth Leader : Chris Aring, Jackie Noborikawa and Willa Vigneault.
Sustainable Oceans : Makana Tavares
Educational Videos:
Gandhi Youth Forum                            * Nancy Aronie, Writing from the Heart
Dr. Sarah Oktay                                     MVYLI Ocean Sustainability
Official Letters : Youth delegates received commendation letters from U.S. Secretary Kerry, U.S. Senator Warren , Markey , Schatz , Hirono , Governor Baker , State Senator Wolf , and Representative Madden.
Evaluation: Pre-Post Test Results - Youth delegates significantly increased their leadership skills.

Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative

PO Box 4551 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 *

Stone Soup Leadership Institute *