We are youth-founded, youth-run, and youth-focused.
Two teenagers. Two Portlands. Two kinds of justice. Our founders Taji Chesimet and Britt Masback each saw a system that was failing young people. Taji saw a prejudice rife with false narratives about who he was and who he could become. Britt saw a system entrenched in white privilege. Together, they founded Youth Educating Police, spotlight on the mistreatment of young people by the Portland police, especially those of color. The mission has grown beyond educating police, and it is time for a new name that reflects the scope of our ambition. Today, we are Raising Justice.