Britton Masback

Co-Founder and Operations Director Britt Masback is an 18-year-old high school Junior who 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 that aggregates high school journalism from around the world and provides a fresh, teen-oriented take on the news. He has organized three annual summer journalism fellowship events for high school journalists whose schools have cut back or cancelled their journalism programs (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 Ted Wheeler to serve on the Portland Commission for Community Engaged Policing and Police Chief Danielle Outlaw to serve on the Training Advisory Council. In those roles 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.