Live your dream for the Island!

Fun * Inspiring * Empowering

What is your dream for your life & your island?


  • We are inspired youth who are living our dreams & creating a vision for our island.
  • Have fun traveling and exploring sustainable Vineyard Tours and ocean adventures.
  • See best practices and innovative models to address sustainability issues on the Island. 
  • Meet young people from other islands, like Hawaii, and learn about their islands. 
  • Match your personal interests and skills with your college and career goals.
  • Be inspired by youth leaders. Learn to become a leader and make things happen.


MVYLI Mission

The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative mission is to train the next generation of Island leaders to build a more sustainable world. The Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development is the cornerstone of MVYLI. Our year-round programs provide Vineyard youth with tools, training and leadership development opportunities. 


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