Young people building power in Oregon

We’re Next Up

Who We Are


Young people in Oregon building community led power

For over eighteen years, Next Up (our 501(c)3) has amplified the voice and leadership of young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. Next Up Action Fund (our 501(c)4 branch) engages the next generation of Oregon’s leaders to build political power and fight for a more just and equitable Oregon. We do this by achieving systems change, developing bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. We are based out of Portland, Oregon.

We’re Next Up and we hope you join us. Click below to learn more.

News & Updates

Summer Updates – 2022

And just like that Summer has come to an end. As the leaves turn, and the rain greets us – we want to take a moment to reflect on all of the glowing memories from summer. From intentional community building in Clackamas County, a sweet celebration of over 20 years of youth power, and launching… Read More

Sweet Dreams: Celebrating 20 Years

Last weekend, Next Up & Next Up Action Fund celebrated our 20th birthday party, Sweet Dreams, bringing together community members, youth cohort participants, and organizational partners. For those who joined us, it was such a great time celebrating with you (even on a 100-degree day)!  Together, we raised over $14,000 which goes towards our work… Read More