ALLIANCE

WE ARE …

CATALYSTS

cat·a·lyst
/ˈkad(ə)ləst/

noun
noun: catalyst; plural noun: catalysts

Definition: An event or person causing a change.


Youth Igniting Change Definition:

We are idea-driven, passionate young people that dare to be believe that we can impact change in our schools, communities, country, and our world. We are here to ignite change and inspire other young people and adults to join us. We’re on a mission to make a difference, and we’re #aForceForGood.

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COLLABORATORS

col·lab·o·ra·tor
/kəˈlabəˌrādər/

noun
noun: collaborator; plural noun: collaborators

Definition: A person who works jointly on an activity or project.


Youth Igniting Change Definition:

We recognize that we’re better together and know first hand that when a group of people come together who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of others, and for our planet — the good we can create together is limitless. We’re in it for the impact, and to innovate in ways that are cooperative and creative.

CHANGEMAKERS

change·mak·er
/CHānj/ˈmākər/

noun
noun: changemaker; plural noun: changemakers

Definition: One who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen.


Youth Igniting Change Definition:

We are persistent and passionate about our own personal growth, individual education, collective education as a group to become informed and empowered to impact meaningful change within ourselves, our families, our communities, our country and in the world.

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GUARDIANS

guard·i·an
/ˈɡärdēən/

noun
noun: guardian; plural noun: guardians

Definition: A person who defends, protects, or keeps safe.


Youth Igniting Change Definition:

We aim to be fierce protectors of the people we serve and of our planet. The heart of our work is to preserve the beauty and dignity of each human being, and the planet we’re fortunate to call home. This is the central value of our work, which motivates and directs the activism and service projects we take on.

THE FUTURE

fu·ture
/ˈfyo͞oCHər/

noun
noun: the future

Definition: Events that will happen after the present time.


Youth Igniting Change Definition:

We are the creative thinkers, catalysts, and changemaker champions impacting the events of where we’re headed. We think way outside the box — in fact, we don’t pay much attention to the box. What we do pay attention to is that we don’t cause harm, and that leave things better than found them.

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A FORCE FOR GOOD.

We are tenacious about being the change we wish to see in our world. We lead with empathy, compassion, respect and kindness. We believe in diving in, getting our hands dirty, doing the work — not just talking about doing the work. We genuinely care about people and our planet, and seek ways to create meaningful change that empowers those impacted, and to do so in a way that prioritizes dignity, humanity and sustainability.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Join the Wilson High School Youth Igniting Change Club.
  • Start a Youth Igniting Change Club at your school.
  • Come volunteer with us at one of our twice monthly volunteer events.
  • Travel to Salem with us to lobby for climate crisis reform.
  • Seek ways to bring greater inclusion, equity, and representation to your activism.