Our youth will inherit the oceans and their problems.

The Virtual Field station will prepare the next generation to solve them.

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About Us

MVYLI teaches young people that it is not one career path that makes a difference, but many different ones working together. Many of our oceans are in need of help, but if we work together, we can make a difference.

The goal of The Virtual Field Station is to bring together data on ocean sustainability research, internships, and more, in order to educate and engage youth and the community in general.

Our Mission

The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (MVYLI) inspires, educates and empowers young people to take initiative in their lives and on their island. MVYLI is a project of the Vineyard non-profit, Stone Soup Leadership Institute (The Institute).


There are several issues related to a lack of consolidated data.


How we plan to centralize data and work towards a more sustainable Martha's Vineyard.


How we plan to implement these solution in a concrete way

The Virtual Field Station

The Field Station itself will provide a platform for data on internships, sustainable businesses, environmental research, and more. It will also feature opportunities for virtual learning.

E-Learning Activities

Videos, articles, and other content will provide community members and youth in particular with a way to actively learn and engage with sustainability concepts.

The Blue Map

The Map will be a visualization of the data contained in the Field Station, including internship opportunities and businesses that promote sustainability.

MVYLI Oceans

MVYLI Oceans/Watershed Education Video Project

The Martha’s Vineyard Blue Map & Virtual Field Station Project builds on the success of the MVYLI Oceans/Watershed Education Video Project. We learned that both local students, local environmental groups, and residents were interested in collaborating and building a network of like minded community members. The community needs we have identified were distilled through this past project.

Keep In touch

Are you interested in getting involved or in supporting VFS?
Send us a message at mvyouthleaders@gmail.com and we will get back to you shortly