Founder and Chair
Sal Sabila is doing a Bachelor of Science at University of Toronto, majoring in Mathematics. Sabila’s strong essence of making a difference in communities has led her to create a platform for young leaders to thrive in their own communities. She is also a National Alumni Ambassador for Pathways to Education Canada, an organization to promote education in underprivileged communities while working towards breaking the cycle of poverty and gang-violence. She has also worked with the Ontario Lung Association towards building a smoke-free Ontario. Sal hopes to pursue a career in teaching where she hopes to impact her students’ lives and inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. Through Youth Gravity, Sal hopes to support millions of students across Canada to feel supported and know that their ideas are worth hearing and together, we can gravitate towards positivity.
Gelila Tgiorgis is currently a second year student at UofT double-majoring in Political Science and History. Tgiorgis has been with Youth Gravity since the beginning and the potential of the team has inspired her to be a part of the team. Providing a platform for youth to become great leaders is what the team needs to be providing, and Tgiorgis is happy to be a part of this journey!
Gazikamrun Sultanaamin (Keya)
Keya is currently in the biochemistry program at McMaster University for her love in discovery and mysteries which translated to her current passion for the sciences and interest in healthcare. Being the eldest of four in a low-income family, she grew up with the passion to help others. With antagonism towards today’s society through looking at news, experiences from herself and friends and family, Keya assisted Sal in creating Youth Gravity. Keya has been involved in several organizations i.e. YSM, TCHC, PCIC, St. Michael’s Hospital etc. for youth development, employment, newcomer integration, social cohesion, and residential safety. Since elementary school, Keya lives by the saying; “It starts with one”; one to start an action, to make a difference to create a future. She hopes in the future YG becomes one of the stimuli to cause a cascade of inspired youth leaders and striving organizations to work in initiating change. Keya dreams of a world of open mindedness and a cohesive society where everyone has a voice, a sense of belonging, where children and youth, our future, can survive and thrive in.
Co-Director of Communications
Aisha Chohan currently is an Environmental Science student at the University of Toronto. She has been involved in other initiatives prior to Youth Gravity such as the Monarch Park Mental Wellness Club, UofT BEES as a Junior Beekeeper, and was a library volunteer among many other activities. In her free time, she enjoys to read, draw, bake, and play softball. She joined Youth Gravity because she strongly believes that not only does philanthropy help the community, but it also is the best way to gain long term happiness for an individual. This in turn increases the quality of one’s life. She aims to create more Youth Gravity events regarding the importance of protecting the environment.
Co-Director of Communications
Fathiya is a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto. She is planning to major in health studies and minor in both human geography & near and middle eastern civilizations. She is passionate about community involvement through volunteering. By facilitating events as a team in Youth Gravity and by helping other community organizations run their events, Fathiya has been able to know just how fulfilling community service can be. She hopes to see Youth Gravity grow in and outside Toronto that way Youth Gravity can be involved in more communities and encourage positivity there as well.
Social Media Director
Syeda Mashfe studies electrical engineering at Ryerson University. She wants to use her degree to make the world a better place by developing technologies that will benefit the people around her. While she is working on her degree, she is also a member of the nonprofit organization Youth Gravity. Syeda wants to help make a difference in the world. However, to help make a difference in the world, one should start by making a difference in the community. It is only when you help the community that you can help the world. Syeda joined Youth Gravity to give back to her community and her city. Youth Gravity has touched the hearts of the citizens of Toronto and Syeda hopes that one day her work will touch the hearts of people all around the world.
Hamilton- Project Leader
Trisha is currently studying social sciences at McMaster university. She has a keen interest in collecting things, I am big on having a collection of anything and everything, I love animals, especially rabbits as well as I love to do yoga and meditation. She has been serving in the team since 2018 and the idea of how our own generation can make changes with such a small platform with any support provided has inspired Trisha to be a part of Youth Gravity. Trisha strongly believes that young members of the community can achieve whatever they wish to. Trisha visions YG to grow beyond Toronto and Ontario which led her to found the Hamilton chapter of Youth Gravity at McMaster and create a platform for other aspiring young students to give in their time and take a step forward to do something for the society.