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Photo of Ryan Adell Ryan Adell Founder

Ryan Adell is the Founder of Next Generation Politics (NGP) and served as the organization’s Executive Director from its creation in 2016 to the summer of 2018. Understanding that many of his peers felt distanced from the governmental and political process, Ryan founded NGP to promote civic engagement and cross-partisanship among young people….

Photo of Thanasi Dilos Thanasi Dilos National Officer

Thanasi Dilos was born in New York City. The son of a Cypriot refugee and Greek lawyer, he has been involved in politics since a very young age. In his freshman year of high school, he started working at The Scoop, where his articles amassed over 500,000 views….

Photo of Gracie Doyle Gracie Doyle National Officer

Gracie Ayres-Doyle is a senior at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho. She began working with NGP last year as the Idaho state director and has loved seeing such passion for civic engagement among youth because of the organization….

Photo of Avalon Fenster Avalon Fenster National Officer

Avalon Zborovsky Fenster is a 16 year old first-generation Jewish American and a junior at the Stony Brook School in Long Island, NY.  Beyond  NGP, she is the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer of March For Our Lives Long Island and the New York State Liaison to March For Our Lives where she is a strong advocate for violence prevention, gun reform, and moral justice in our national and community leaders….

Photo of Katelyn Goodpaster Katelyn Goodpaster National Officer

Katelyn Goodpater is a  senior at New Castle High School in New Castle, Indiana. She started her own business teaching art classes at a young age, as well as being a volunteer assistant teacher for her local art center’s youth programs….

Photo of Mateo Portelli Mateo Portelli National Officer

Mateo Portelli was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a mother of Salvadoran descent and a father of Greco-Italian descent. Despite his immigrant origins, he’s often referred to as the “Constitution Kid” by his peers. Whether this is due to his almost constant being in possession of a pocket Constitution and Declaration of Independence, or the sheer passion with which he discusses the founding of the American Revolution, Mateo is an American at heart and mind….

Photo of Nick Sawicki Nick Sawicki National Officer

Nick Sawicki is currently a Senior at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA. He has served as the editor-in-chief of NGP Blog for the past three years and enjoys posting articles that further Generation Z’s voice. Outside of politics, he spends a lot of time leading Shady Side’s Science Olympiad team as a captain and competes at invitationals across the nation….

Photo of The League of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. Operating at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states as well in DC, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, the League shares a mission that closely aligns with that of Next Generation Politics….

Photo of Academies at EnglewoodAcademies at Englewood

Chapter Leaders: 

Leticia Wood

Alexa Gomez

Photo of Sanda Balaban Sanda Balaban Executive Director

Sanda is passionate about helping young people connect their interests and beliefs with how they can make a difference, at and beyond the ballot box.  In response to the complex times we’re living in, the vulnerability of democracy being demonstrated, and the desire to support young people in being on the front lines of change, Sanda is thrilled to be the Executive Director of Next Generation Politics.

Photo of BASIS PeoriaBASIS Peoria

Chapter Leaders: 

Ashna Yakoob

David Parau

Photo of Bergenfield High SchoolBergenfield High School

Chapter Leaders: 

Elizabeth Sirdair

Photo of Better AngelsBetter Angels

Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify divided America. By bringing red and blue Americans together into a working alliance, Better Angels is building new ways for citizens of varying beliefs to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation.

Photo of Bloomington-normal High SchoolsBloomington-normal High Schools

Chapter Leaders:

Bhavana Ravala

James Han

Photo of Chandigarh ChapterChandigarh Chapter

Chapter Leaders:

Uday Saarwan

Surya Saarwan

Photo of Commack High SchoolCommack High School

Chapter Leaders

Aaron Angeles

Austin Heller

Logan Tobias



Photo of Delhi ChapterDelhi Chapter

Chapter Leaders: 

Ashni Walia

Muskaan Gandhi

Photo of Flathead High SchoolFlathead High School

Chapter Leaders: 

Noah Love

Hannah Mriss

Photo of Mike Floyd Mike Floyd Advisor

Mike Floyd, a native Texan and Houstonian, was elected to the Board of Trustees of Pearland ISD at 18-years-old, becoming one of the youngest elected officials in the United States. A 2017 graduate of Glenda Dawson High School, Mike attends the University of Houston Honors College where he is majoring in Political Science….

Photo of Fort Hamilton High SchoolFort Hamilton High School

Chapter Leaders: 

Shammy Sandhu

Frass Saeed

Theoren Keenan

Youssef Hasweh