Executive Council Office

Youth Directory

2015 Outstanding Youth Achievement Award recipients

Alysha Gullison

Alysha Gullison

Alysha was recognized for her ongoing contribution to the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGC Yukon). She has been a dedicated member of the club and a positive role model for over 3 years. Alysha is one of the first BGC Yukon members to connect with new participants, often acting as a mentor. She is always the first to volunteer her time to BGC Yukon fundraisers, whether it’s walking dogs at the animal shelter or working at the food bank. She also acts as the youth voice on the BGC Yukon Board of Directors. Alysha is an ambassador for the club and has greatly impacted the lives of BGC Yukon youth.


Caitlin Diakow

Caitlin Diakow

Caitlin was recognized for her ongoing contributions to Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE) and her volunteer work with many other organizations. She received funding for "Empower the People", a BYTE magazine promoting health. She wrote a series of inspirational articles about body positivity and self confidence for Yukon youth. Caitlin has been an advocate for LGBTQ rights throughout her life, and has been involved in the Gay-Straight Alliance and Social Justice clubs at F.H. Collins and Porter Creek Secondary School. Caitlin also volunteered for Rethink Green, Réseau Access AIDS Network and the Northern Vegetarian Society during a six-month Canada World Youth exchange.


Cassel Scholz

Cassel Scholz

Cassel was recognized for being a positive role model through the Whitehorse Cadets and coaching school sports. Cassel projects positivity and respect, encouraging the youth he mentors in both basketball and the Cadets to follow his example. Cassel has received many awards for his volunteer work including the Excellence in Leadership award for his work with the Leadership Education and Athletic Development program and the Legion Medal of Excellence, awarded to cadets who have displayed excellence in citizenship. Cassel is working toward a career in the Canadian Forces and will continue to be a positive role model and mentor to youth in his life.


Nathan Muir-Cressman

Nathan Muir-Cressman

Nathan was recognized for his efforts as a positive mentor and role model through cooking and volunteer work. When Nathan finished working in the F.H. Collins cafeteria as a cashier, he mentored incoming staff on his own time. He has consistently volunteered for the Quebec-Yukon exchange meal prep, and has acted as a role model to youth at Braeburn Bible Camp. His volunteer work extends past cooking for events; Nathan has also been volunteering with the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival for years, and has helped coach swimming lessons. Nathan is enthusiastic and dedicated to giving back to his community through mentoring other youth and participating in local events.