Founder and Executive Director.
Britt Masback (www.brittonmasback.us) is a 18 year old high school senior 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 director of the WANT Summer Fellows Program, an annual summer journalism fellowship for budding high school journalists. Britt is also a co-founder and Operations Director of Global Youth Entrepreneurs, an organization that stages groundbreaking, three-day "startup" weekends targeting young entrepreneurs in developing nations and in the Pacific Northwest.
Britt started YEP in 2017 to to reduce tensions between young people and police officers by creating and disseminating training modules that provide police departments with the youth point-of-view on crucial issues. 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.