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global climate action summit

+ #youthstepup policy award winner and speaker

+ The #YouthStepUp Climate Challenge invited young people across the country to share their bold and innovative ideas to combat climate change, as part of the Global Climate Action Summit. Winners will receive credentials to participate in the Summit with high-level Presidents, Governors, Mayors, CEOs and others. They will also present their ideas at multiple events in San Francisco. 

The contest was organized by Our Climate, in partnership with the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research and The Years Project. It is sponsored by Clif Bar & Co.

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march for our lives pdx 

+student leader 

+ On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.


humboldt artist-in-residency committee

+ 1 year

+ advisory board member, helped select artist

The Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, Oregon, invites artists/teams currently living in the Portland metropolitan area and who are producing work in visual, performing, literary and/or media to submit qualifications for a one-year artist-in-residence opportunity in the Humboldt Neighborhood in North Portland.  This will be the first in a series of 3 residencies for the Neighborhood. The budget for each residency is approximately $20,000. The selected artist/team will create work in any media that engages and/or is a result of working with the community. 


making care common

+1 year 


Ran by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Making Caring Common’s Youth Advisory Board is a diverse group of young people from across the country who are committed to making schools more caring and respectful places through everyday interactions. The Youth Advisory Board helps us understand and devise solutions to the most pressing moral issues and social challenges of their peer group, such as bullying and exclusion. They give us feedback on our ideas, share their thoughts on current events, and make sure we’re on the right track when communicating information to young people. 


multnomah youth commission

+voting member 

+1 year

The Multnomah Youth Commission (MYC) is the official youth policy body for both Multnomah County and the City of Portland, is a group of young people, ages 13-21, that strives to provide a voice for youth in the County & City's work.

Housed within the Multnomah County Chair’s Office of Diversity and Equity and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the MYC works to change policy affecting young people, as well as negative community perception about youth.


world oregon: young leader's in action

+member and participant

+1 year

The World Oregon Young Leaders in Action brings together 20 high school students from across Portland for global issue workshops, leadership training and community service projects with an international impact.

Young Leaders in Action takes part in workshops on global issues shaping our world like climate change, poverty, women’s empowerment, international conflict, and more; leadership training on the skills to take action in the community, including fundraising, social media, political advocacy, and community organizing; community service activities with an international impact; and networking opportunities with leaders from Portland and around the world.


spit/write: portland youth laureate program

+portland poet ambassador 

+1 year 

SpitWrite a part of a youth-empowerment movement that is rapidly spreading across the United States, most recently into Portland, Seattle and Atlanta. As professional artists and writers, we each have a passion for working with urban youth. And we are excited to help identify students who have the potential to thrive as both poets and leaders, and then give them training and a platform to take their talents to the next level. Instead of buying into the negative media-influenced portrayals of our youth, we are honored to create space for our Portland area young people so they can contribute to our region's evolving cultural milieu. 

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our climate 

+youth millennial board member and former intern 

+3 years

Our Climate mobilizes and empowers the generations most affected by climate change to pass inclusive, science-based climate policy through creative civic engagement.