Young people building
power in Oregon

Who We Are


We’re investing in a great future and amplifying great people (like you) to lead it. Through civic engagement, community building, and issue advocacy, we want young people to see, feel, and know that our collective political power can transform our communities.

Next community builders. Next political leaders. Next movement organizers. We’re Next Up.

News & Updates

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Spring Wrap Up

And just like that we’re over halfway through summer! Here’s our late, but great spring highlights, as part of our quarterly series sharing our top highlights from each season.  Youth Vote Interns In coordination with School Board Elections and building off our legislative work to pass pre-voter registration for 16 and 17 year olds, we… Read More

2023 Participatory Budgeting Results

Our organization launched a participatory budget process to help us accomplish a values-aligned, more profound form of youth leadership. We formed a steering committee, created a rulebook, gathered ideas, and developed proposals. From those proposals we had 143 participants rank their votes to inform us on how to spend $10,000 in 2023. The Participatory Budgeting… Read More