Our mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually and collectively, and to mentor future justice leaders.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2017, Momentum Alliance organized more than 60 youth to help pass HB 2845, which will bring ethnic studies to all Oregon K-12 Schools. We sent 50-plus youth to attend the Oregon Students of Color Conference and hosted three free, social justice camps where 100 youth of color built relationships, learned about different issues, developed leadership skills, and healed from trauma. MA also organized an undocumented youth rally in front of Portland’s ICE building while raising $20,000 to pay for 35 DACA renewals.
“MA was a solace place where I was able to find a community, where I could truly be myself, be honest, challenged and celebrated. Without MA, I wouldn’t be where I am today. And without MA, I wouldn’t know how important youth work and community are.”