Special Distinctions
Governor’s Statewide Youth Council Representative: Emma HallBilsback
MVRHS Student of the Month: Amoy Anderson, MVYLI co-founder

MVYLI Intensive Week-long Leadership Training Program
Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development: 2010
Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development: 2011

Year-Round Programs
College Prep & Field Trip Program: weekly workshops and three college trips: 2010, 2011
Job Shadow Day: youth matched with 10 Island businesses: 2011, 2012
AmeriCorps Community Service project with Trustees of the Conservation
MVYLI Holiday Party with youth, parents, board members, supporters
• Presented college scholarships to all seven graduating seniors

Leadership Development Opportunities
Field Trip to Senator John Kerry and Governor Deval Patrick Offices
Cape Cod & Islands Youth Congress: Anna Hughes & Meagan McDonough
Future Doctors: developed Cultural Health Presentation
Food for Justice Field Trip, Boston, December 2010
MVYLI’s Business Internship: Kelsey Dandaneau, Fall-Winter, 2010
MVYLI Visioneers designed Youth Leadership Summit 2011
Walter Cronkite Award Recipients: Chris Pitt (2010) and Meagan McDonough (2011)
MVYLI volunteers at Voices of Obama event and fundraiser, August 2011

MVYLI Youth Presentations
Annual Walter Cronkite Awards Ceremony: 2010 & 2011
                   Emma HallBilsback, MVYLI Sustainable Vineyard Map
                   Meagan McDonough, Walter Cronkite Award Winner 2011

MVRHS Student of the Month: presentation to MVRHS School Board: Amoy Anderson
Bioneers-by-the-Bay Conference, October 2010 & 2100
Cape & Islands Youth Summit, May 2011
MVYLI Youth Summit presentations made by youth on each of the projects during year-round program
NAACP Juneteenth Conference: Cultural Health Presentation, June 2011

Special Project: Sustainable Vineyard Map & 2020 Report = MVYLI Vision for their Future
• Sustainable Vineyard Team: Emma HallBilsback, Andrew Randall, Eva Faber and Cerina Gordon
• Designed Map in partnership with MV Commission at Youth Leadership Summit: 2010
• Presented to Senator John Kerry and Governor Deval Patrick’s staff, August 2010
• MVYLI youth Zen Hughes and Kelsey Dandeneau featured on ABC-TV City Line, August 2010
• Presentations to Town of Tisbury Selectmen (voted the first Green Community): 2011
• Emma HallBilsback presented MVYLI Map at the 2nd Annual Walter Cronkite Awards Ceremony: 2011
• Sustainable Vineyard Map & 2020 Team develop social entrepreneurship project: 2012

MVYLI Media Projects in partnership with MVTV
Passing The Torch: 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International with Harry Belafonte premiered at MV International Film Festival
MVYLI’s College Prep & Field Trip Program
MVYLI’s Job Shadow Day
Pathways to Success
Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development: 2010
Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development: 2011

Letters of Support
• Senator John Kerry
• Governor Deval Patrick
• Superintendent James Weiss
• Steve Nixon, MVRHS Principal
• Mike McCarthy, MVRHS Director of Guidance
• Melinda Loberg, Dukes County Commission
• Mark London, Martha’s Vineyard Commission
• Doris Clark, Event Day Coordination
• Nancy Gardella, MV Chamber of Commerce
• Nancy Cole, MV Museum
• Martha’s Vineyard Community Television
• Sidney Morris, The Farm Institute
• Dr. Noel Brown, President, Friends of the United Nations
• MVYLI Parents
• MVYLI Youth


Youth Leadership Nominees for 2012 Announced
May 25, 2012

MVYLI Announces Nominees for 2012 Youth Leadership Summit
May 7, 2012


Fellowship Means Farming Dreams Come True for High School Senior
March 21, 2012

When Seeing Your Shadow is a Good Thing
February 17, 2012


Job Shadow Day Brings Out Some of the Island’s Brightest
February 4, 2012

MVYLI Youth Inspires Farmers’ Roundtable
February 1, 2012



Bioneers Return, The High School View, MV Times, November 3, 2011

MVYLI Youth Leaders Connecting for Change, MV Patch, October 26, 2011

Passing the Torch featured at MV International Film Festival, Vineyard Gazette, September 15, 2011

Leadership Key Ingredient for Stone Soup, Vineyard Gazette, July 19, 2011

Cronkite Awards For Student, Filmmaker, Vineyard Gazette, July 15, 2011

Celebrating the Second Annual Walter Cronkite Awards, MV Patch, July 21, 2011

Youth Leadership Summit Yields Sustainable Projects, Vineyard Gazette, July 1, 2011

Vineyard Youth Summit for Sustainable Development Ends a Successful Week, MV Patch, June 26 2011

Nominate Youth Leader: MVYLI seeking delegates to 2011 Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development, MV Patch, April 30, 2011

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Annual Report: Future Doctors for Job Shadow Day, Spring 2011

AmeriCorps Volunteers Digging the Island, Vineyard Gazette, May 13, 2011

AmeriCorps pitches in on Martha’s Vineyard, MV Times, May 12, 2011

Students Come In to Be Shadows For On-the-Job Work Experience, Vineyard Gazette, Feb. 4, 2011

MVYLI Youth To Cape & Islands Youth Congress Summit, MV Times, March 23, 2011

MVYLI College Field Trip, MV Times, October 7, 2010

Vineyard Youth: Connecting for Change at Bioneers By the Bay Conference
MV Times, Gazette, November 12, 2010

Celebrating Walter Cronkite, MV Times, August 5, 2010

Walter Cronkite Tribute Rewards Future Leaders, Vineyard Gazette, July 20, 2010

Generation Green Gathers for Summit, Vineyard Gazette, July 2, 2010

Sustaining Life Starting Young: It Takes a Whole Village, MV Times, April 29, 2010

Honoring the Island’s Leaders, Inspiring Next Generation, May 29

Sustainability Summit Youth Delegates Named, Vineyard Gazette, May 14, 2010

Menemsha Inn Hosts Vineyard Youth Summit, Vineyard Gazette, April 30, 2010

Community Support
Island Support: received 75 in-kind sponsors
Seasonal Residents and Off-Island Support: received grants for projects, staff and operations

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