Several years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the founders of Momentum Alliance. I was inspired that there was an organization that had young people in leadership positions. As a part of their board by-laws, Momentum Alliance requires that 51% of their board of directors must be 25 and under. The reason being is that they would not get out voted by board members over 25. As of now, 60% of their board members are 25 and under and also 80% are people of color. Another amazing thing about this organization is the staff that runs the organization are also young people. Vanessa Dominguez and Diego Hernandez are both young people under the age of 30 and are Co-Executive Directors of Momentum Alliance.
If you are more curious about this organization, please click on Momentum Alliance to learn more about their mission and programs.