Britton Masback

Co-Founder and Operations Director Britt Masback is a 17 year old high school Junior that believes young people have the responsibility to speak out and take action on the issues that will affect the world today and in the future. Britt is the editor-in-chief of WANT News For Teens, a website and platform that aggregates global High School journalism, and combines it to provide a fresh, teen oriented take on the news. Additionally he has organized three annual summer journalism fellowship events for budding high school journalists (WANT Summer Fellows Program). Britt is also the founder and Executive Director of Youth Educating Police, a nonprofit working towards decreasing tensions between young people and the police. In 2019, Britt was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Portland Commission for Community Engaged Policing (PCCEP) and the Police Chief to serve on the Training Advisory Council (TAC) where he advises city leaders on policing strategy and community engagement. Since 2017, Britt has also served on the Multnomah Youth Commission (MYC), a council of 28 civically minded young people from across the city, where he sits on the Youth Against Violence Subcommittee as a Voting member. Britt is motivated by Gandhi’s admonition that, “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing there will be no results.