The magic of what we do is that we are 100% run, directed, and controlled by youth. Check out our diverse team of young people from across Portland.

 My name is Taji Chesimet - 16, De La Salle sophomore - I am a vivacious, motivated and self-driven young man, who uses the understanding of self - inside and outside - in larger social identities, to navigate my work. Interacting with people of all backgrounds, to address the most complex and uncomfortable issues with a candid, direct approach. I am also a youth commissioner where I corroborate the ideology of togetherness and holistic support for all youth in a valuable and organic approach. In my free time I love to snowboard, read, drink chai, and shop.

My name is Taji Chesimet - 16, De La Salle sophomore - I am a vivacious, motivated and self-driven young man, who uses the understanding of self - inside and outside - in larger social identities, to navigate my work. Interacting with people of all backgrounds, to address the most complex and uncomfortable issues with a candid, direct approach. I am also a youth commissioner where I corroborate the ideology of togetherness and holistic support for all youth in a valuable and organic approach. In my free time I love to snowboard, read, drink chai, and shop.

 Britt Masback, 16, believes that young people have the responsibility to speak out and take action on the issues that will affect the world today and in the future. Britt is the founder and CEO of  Youth Educating Police , a youth-led nonprofit working to combat growing conflict between Police and youth. A voting member of the Multnomah Youth Commision, Britt remains politically active and attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He has led the organization of the first two WANT Summer Journalism Fellowships and is a two-year participant in Varsity Mock Trial. Britt loves to run and worked for NBC Sports at the 2015 and 2017 World Track & Field Championships and the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Britt is motivated by Gandhi’s admonition that, “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing there will be no results.”

Britt Masback, 16, believes that young people have the responsibility to speak out and take action on the issues that will affect the world today and in the future. Britt is the founder and CEO of Youth Educating Police, a youth-led nonprofit working to combat growing conflict between Police and youth. A voting member of the Multnomah Youth Commision, Britt remains politically active and attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He has led the organization of the first two WANT Summer Journalism Fellowships and is a two-year participant in Varsity Mock Trial. Britt loves to run and worked for NBC Sports at the 2015 and 2017 World Track & Field Championships and the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Britt is motivated by Gandhi’s admonition that, “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing there will be no results.”

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Grace Masback (Founder) 

Grace is a passionate, politics loving, 18-year-old who aims to give voice to the voiceless via journalism, community outreach, and advocacy.