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Oregon Jewish teen leads effort to ease tensions

Britton Masback might have spent his teenage years focused almost exclusively on running had an injury not waylaid him back in middle school and set him on an alternative course. Instead of working on shaving seconds off his impressive time in the 1,500 meters Masback, now 18 and a high school senior, has expended his energy trying to make his hometown of Portland, Oregon, a more compassionate and just place.........

PORTLAND TEEN STARTS NONPROFIT TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIP

In bold numbers marking Youth Educating Police’s homepage, three statistics will stand out to visitors of the nonprofit organization’s website. Annually in the United States, 3.5% of police interactions involve youth aged 16 to 18, but 30.1% of use-of-force interactions involve youth of that age group, and 81% of use-of-force cases are initiated by police....

T-Mobile Selects 30 Teams of Visionary Youth

Bellevue, Wash. December 5, 2019 — T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation today announced the winners of the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge, the Un-carrier’s nationwide contest that is mobilizing the next generation of young visionaries........

Teens Lead Public Forum on Policing

PORTLAND, Ore. — Britton Masback's extracurricular schedule is quite a bit busier than most high school sophomores. Masback, a Catlin Gabel High School student, along with De La Salle sophomore Taji Chesimet organized Wednesday's Police Peace PDX community forum held at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland......

LOCAL YOUTH CONTINUE TO MAKE CHANGE

One year ago, Taji and Britt, two Portland high school students entering their senior year, sat down to complete a custom curriculum inspired by the community around them; a curriculum dedicated to training the Portland Police Force to interact with youth in more effective and impactful ways.......

PORTLAND TEENS WIN TIKKUN OLAM AWARDS

Three of the 15 recipients of the 13th Annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are from Portland. Britton Masback, Malcolm Asher and Solomon Olshin are among those who will receive the prestigious $36,000 award that honors the work of teen leaders who are committed to igniting change in their communities and around the globe.......

Summer Reading Contest Winner

Thank you to the 605 teenagers who participated in the third week of our 10-week Summer Reading Contest, and congratulations to Britt Masback, our winner, as well as to our many runners-up and honorable mentions........

Youth Entreprenurial Exchange encourages global understanding

On the weekend of May 17 to 19, and together with around 30 peers from ten Portland-area high schools, the students took part in Startup Camp Youth Portland 2019 hosted at Catlin Gabel School. It was Global Youth Entrepreneurs’ third such event and the first youth-led startup event in the history of Portland......

HOW LOCAL YOUTH LEVERAGED CATALYST GRANT TO EDUCATE PPB

Last Spring, students got together to present their start-up ideas. However, after the event ended and kids wrapped up their presentations, one team quickly went from idea to nonprofit. Britt, a local Portland high school student, founded Youth Educating Police (YEP) after completing his high school’s start-up event.....

Youth forum focuses on improving police-community relations

On Tuesday, a youth-led police-community forum will be held to share perspectives and engage in dialogue over police use-of-force issues and police-community relations. The event is being organized by Grace Masback, her brother, Britt, and several other students......

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