Nominate a Youth

Dear Vineyard Leaders
You are invited to nominate young people to MVYLI’s Annual Summit.

MVYLI’s Year-Round Program 2016-2017 begins with
Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development: June 25-July 1.


Orientation • Monday, May 23
MVRHS @ Culinary Arts • PIZZA = Lunch • 10:45-12:35 p.m.
MVYLI youth leaders share their experiences with the Summit.




MVYLI’s Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development inspires, educates and empowers young people (ages 15-18) to take initiative in their lives and on their island.  In this weeklong intensive leadership training youth delegates envision their personal, professional, island and planetary goals.  The Summit begins with a Sustainable Vineyard Tour to learn first-hand about blue projects on the Island.  They meet in professional work groups with college youth and begin developing 5-year plans for their lives.  They also identify and develop action plans for sustainability projects to help their Island.  Our faculty: The Institute’s Train-the-Trainer Youth Empowerment Model features youth graduates from previous Summits.  They are especially invested in passing along Dr. King’s legacy of “Each one, teach one” – that creates a powerful multiplier effect for future generations. 



MVYLI 5 Year Report

MVYLI’s Mentor Program includes Job Shadow Day: MV Times Feb. 10, 2016

Video: MVYLI’s Job Shadow Day 2016

MVYLI Ocean Sustainability Project:

Daniel Gaines won 2nd Prize at the first Blue Startup Weekend

Please think about young people who have the potential to be leaders: Imagine if they could have this experience!  Together we can prepare a new generation of leaders for the island and world.

MVYLI is a project of the Stone Soup Leadership Institute, 501c3 non-profit organization founded on Martha’s Vineyard in 1997.  All programs are free to Vineyard youth.  MVYLI’s programs require a commitment from youth and their nominator.  Parental support is invaluable in ensuring their success in MVYLI’s program.

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