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The Next Generation Politics Executive Officer Team focuses on empowering all young people to stand for something, to engage in the political and governmental process, and to voice their concerns to elected officials.

Ryan Adell

Founder & Executive Director

Ryan Adell is the Founder and Executive Director of Next Generation Politics. Understanding that many of his peers felt distanced from the governmental and political process, Ryan founded NGP to promote civic engagement and bipartisanship among young people. Since its outset in 2016,, Ryan has grown the Next Generation Politics movement into a network of students, elected officials, educators and activists from across the United States and beyond. Encouraging all members to thoroughly understand the decisions being made in government, Ryan hopes to instill a record of bipartisanship and collaboration within his generation - Gen Z - as its leaders begin to come forth. Frustrated with the strife present in traditional “politics,” Ryan sees the Next Generation of Politics as a future in which young people put the polarization and hostility in “politics” aside to engage a generation in which young people across the world come together to solve problems. Ryan aims to demonstrate that young people can learn from the current generation of leaders, but they can also lead by example.

As a senior at Kings Park High School, Ryan continues to head Next Generation Politics, and he is currently authoring the book, “Our Voices Before Our Votes.” 

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Photo of Ryan Arranz Ryan Arranz Director of Outreach & Expansion

Ryan Arranz is a senior at North Babylon High School. As Director of Outreach and Expansion, he works to grow the influence of Next Generation Politics through new events and innovation of management and partnerships. Ryan hopes to continue expanding Next Generation Politics by widening its breadth and collaborating with local organizations and elected officials....

Photo of Avalon Fenster Avalon Fenster Director of Diversity

Avalon Zborovsky-Fenster is a sophomore at the Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York and the Director of Diversity for Next Generation Politics. Avalon interns for NY Congressman Tom Suozzi and the Suffolk County Democrats, and she volunteers with the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank....

Photo of Joseph MacKenna Joseph MacKenna Director of Civic Engagement

Joseph MacKenna is a 17 year old senior at Kings Park High School. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Joseph is currently the Director of Civic Engagement of Next Generation Politics. Joseph is actively involved within his school and community through the Site-Based Committee, Student Council, Mock Trial , and Model United Nations....

Photo of Noah Rothstein Noah Rothstein Director of Event Coordination

Noah Rothstein is a passionate student at North Babylon High School in the realm of government politics and his desire to eliminate political apathy among Generation Z. He plans to oversee and organize successful events that allow our members a chance to learn about government and the political process....

Photo of Nick Sawicki Nick Sawicki Editor-in-Chief, NGP Blog

Nick Sawicki is a junior at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Editor-in-Chief of the Next Generation Politics Blog. Nick is an avid writer and journalist, and he is editor-in-chief of the Next Generation Politics Blog. Additionally, Nick is editor-in-chief of his school’s newspaper and captain of his school’s Science Olympiad team....

Photo of Chase Schare Chase Schare Communications Director

Chase Schare, a senior at Commack High School, is the Communications Director of Next Generation Politics. In his position, Chase is responsible for reaching out to elected officials, scholars, and activists to speak at NGP events. Aside from his passion for politics, Chase is a junior volunteer at Huntington Hospital, and a member of the Hebrew Culture Club at his school....

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