Dear Friends of MVYLI,
You are invited to nominate young people to serve as delegates to the
2014 MVYLI Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development: June 21-28.
Orientation • June 6 11 am-12 pm at MVRHS LCR
MVYLI youth will share their experiences with the Summit & Fellows Program.
MVYLI is pleased to announce 2014 Nominees for the 10th Annual Youth Leadership Summit. Caley Bennett, Zach Bresnick, Celena Guimaraes, Samantha Hargay, Katrina Heilboner, Danielle Hopkins, Maisier Jarrell, Katrina Lakis, Marlla Lemos, Olivia Lingren, Benjamin Nadelstein, Louis Neville, Grace Oslyn, Katherine Reid, Anna Reinthaler, Timmy Roberts, Grant Santos, Liam Smith, Ava Thors, Kyra Whalen and Tessa Whitiker. MVYLI Visioneers 2014 who are creating this year’s Summit: Marcelle Alves, Lucie Dougherty-Soares, Taynara Goncalves, Kristine Hopkins, and Lucy Norris.
MVYLI’s Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development inspires, educates and empowers young people to take initiative in their lives and on their island. In this weeklong intensive leadership training youth delegates (ages 15-21) envision their personal, professional, island and planetary goals; and begin creating action plans for sustainability projects. The Summit begins with a Sustainable Vineyard Tour to learn first-hand about green projects on the Island. Youth delegates share best practices and lessons learned with other island youth. MVYLI’s year-round Fellowship builds on the youth’s goals from the Summit and provides youth with leadership opportunities including the Job Shadow Day, College Prep & Field Program, Sustainability-In-Action Projects and the Walter Cronkite Awards Ceremony. MVYLI is a project of the Stone Soup Leadership Institute.
The 5th Annual Walter Cronkite Awards Ceremony & Reception will be held on August 5. At the Awards Ceremony the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative share their vision for a sustainable Vineyard. This is MVYLI’s annual benefit to support Vineyard youth.
Please think about young people who have the potential to be leaders – imagine if they could have this experience! Together we will prepare a new generation of leaders for the Vineyard and the world.