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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

Wrapping up the storytelling internship: thank you Zave and Carolina!

One of the best parts of running a Give!Guide campaign at Next Up is getting to work with amazing youth organizers and leaders who join us for an end-of-year internship to support our fundraising and communications. This year, the internship was focused on the power of narrative and storytelling. Thank you so much to Zave… Read More

Image of 7 young people with in orange and yellow, surrounded by butterflies, with the words "we are the present and future"

Community stories from 2022

Our board and youth leaders are the core of Next Up. At the end of 2022, several board members, past interns, and program participants generously shared their stories with our Storytelling Interns, Zave Payne and Carolina Ruiz. Meet Josh, Sophia, Jazzy, Fabiana, Anjali, Dalia, and Nathaniel! We’re so glad you’re part of our work and… Read More