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Students Writing on Board

The Y4Y Youth Mentorship Society Founders

Gabriel Piano


I am an incoming Grade 12 student this coming school year. I play basketball and ultimate frisbee for my school teams and in my school’s senior concert band. I enjoy playing video games, listening to music and watching TV.  In our organization Y4Y, I hope to not only help youth in my community but hopefully inspire them to reach their full potential. It takes more than training alone to become your best self, and I believe part of that journey is having a mentor that will motivate you to be your best. I am happy to serve with my co-Founder Jill and my team of volunteers!


Jillian Castillo


Hi, I’m Jill! I will be entering my senior year in high school this fall. I am a very social person who enjoys music, writing, and art. Besides my hobbies, I especially take part in engaging in as many volunteer and leadership opportunities as I can. I am enthusiastic to serve as a Co-Founder alongside Gabe for Y4Y!

Team at Work

Management Team

Chelsea Yang

Director of Marketing

I will be a Grade 12 student for the upcoming school year. I represent my grade through the student council, and I enjoy playing soccer at a high level, as well as volleyball and basketball. Along with that, I am the creator of my own small business that donates 100% of the proceeds to charity called Card for A Cause.

Jhonas Torres

Director of IT

I am currently entering my senior year in high school. In my spare time, I like to involve myself in various volunteer programs in my school and community, read books, and play my cello. I am so excited for the future and I would like to thank the founders for reaching out to me to be a part of this organization!

Charlene Facun

Director of Volunteers

Hi! My name is Charlene, but most call me Shayne! I’ll be heading to the 12th grade next year. In my free time I love playing the guitar and creating new paintings. I especially love spending my weekends reading to kids! 

Madison de Asis

Director of Research and Grant Writing


Hello, I’m Madison! I am a Grade 12 student starting September. I am a person of humility and great ambition. I firmly believe in the merit of education and its ability to empower individuals through mentorship; bearing this in mind, I am tremendously eager to mentor children to aid in fostering their growth. In my free time, I love to play piano, cook and bake, play chess, crochet and volunteer.

Courtney Castres

Director of Social Media

I am going to be a Grade 11 student in the upcoming school year starting September. I love to listen to music, play video games, sing, and give back to my community through volunteering.

Kimi Chua

Events Coordinator

Hey! I am Kimi and I am an incoming grade 9 student. I love art since i can remember and enjoy volleyball, rollerskating and travelling. I am a supporter of Light the Night for blood cancer - Team Chua since 2014 and has been doing donut sale, crafts and other creation to raise fund for this organization and walk in awareness to support those who survived or are going through as well as those who passed. I love learning and using what I know and my talent to give back to my community.

Ryan Wang

Director of Events

I will be in Grade 12 this upcoming school year.  I am a person who strives for excellence in everything I do. I wish to not only improve myself, but everyone around me as well. Through my position in this organization, I hope to make a positive impact on my community, and better the education and knowledge of many youth.

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