Massey Mustangs on the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Team
In the month of February 2016, the city of Windsor’s mayor Drew Dilkens called for youth ages 15-25 to apply for a spot on the new Mayor’s Youth Leadership Team (MYLT). An astounding 280 applicants were narrowed down to 60 by way of lottery and were each interviewed by a panel of adult leaders from around the city. After the process was complete, the first MYLT of 49 students was created – and on the team – six Mustangs!
Congratulations to Pranita Velisala, Madhu Yadik, Shahed Saleh, Simran Virk, Hammad Ahmed, and Muhammad Fahad Khan—the Massey Mustangs who are representing their school and city on the MYLT.
The MYLT represents the Mayor and the city of Windsor at many different local, national and international events through their knowledge and leadership skills. One of the main events is the FINA World Swimming Championships taking place December 6-11, 2016. Nora Romero, the Legacy Project Manager who helped to organize this team, feels that it's important for the ideas and opinions of youth to be heard when striving for change because “they are already astute with what’s going on around them and they’re already connected [through social media], so they can really make an impact.”
“Listening to [the ideas of] these students gives me hope because they are our future and they're thrilled to be part of something meaningful,” says Milana McNamee, the Legacy Program Coordinator and MYLT organizer.
Great job again to those who made it on the team and keep making your school proud!