Boston Mayor Thomas Menino presented Green with the award on Feb. 2.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino presented the Winter Youth Spotlight Award in Leadership to Jaylin Green, a senior at City Roots Alternative High School at West Roxbury Academy. The award was given to Green on Sat., Feb. 2, and is offered to a middle or high school student in Boston who has demonstrated exceptional leadership. The winner is chosen by a selection committee comprised of current representatives of the Mayor’s Youth Council, according to a press release. Green has served as a peer educator with the Boston Public Health Commission’s Start Strong Program since 2008, working to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.