Mission, Vision & Core Values
Momentum Alliance is a youth-led nonprofit whose mission is to inspire young people to realize their power individually and collectively and to mentor future social justice leaders.
We are youth-led in the sense that:
100% of our staff are women and queer trans people of color under 30 -majority being under 25.
100% of our Board are people of color under 30 -majority being under 25.
Our vision: Love, justice, healing, and collective power for youth of color most impacted by injustices.
Our core values are:
Vulnerability as a Strength
We believe that we are more likely thrive, realize our power, and become social justice leaders—when we have opportunities to:
Heal from trauma -personal, inter-generational, & historical.
Spend time in a space where we can truly be ourselves with all our identities.
Feel a sense of community and belonging
Connect our personal struggles with systems of oppression like white supremacy, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, rape culture, colonization, & capitalism
Take collective action
Feel a sense of agency (the belief that I can set a goal and reach it)
Connect with and understand people from different experiences and communities
Learn and practice leadership skills
See how our struggles & liberation are connected, see how our voices & stories matters
Be decision-makers in our lives and communities
Transform institutions and systems to genuinely respect & support youth of color