Self-expression. Individuality. The power to change the world. Introducing the #AExMECouncil!
Inspired by the bold voices of young people like YOU, we’re introducing our first-ever advisory council of nine leaders from around the country, each a fearless champion for a better future.
AE will be supporting the advocacy work of each #AExMECouncil member AND learning from them, working hand-in-hand on every aspect of our business to make sure our practices and product are as game-changing as customers like you.
Over the next year, look for updates about our work together. We’ll be collaborating on ideas for Pride, mental health, sustainability, getting out the vote, charitable giving, and more.
16-year-old Oakland, CA resident Samuel believes “the biggest misconception about our generation is that we’re monolithic. We are so, so incredibly multifaceted and diverse.” He is passionate about using art to create change and uplift the voices of marginalized people.
March for Our Lives Co-Founder
March for Our Lives co-founder Delaney uses storytelling to end hate and violence. “If we carry these stories, people might actually listen.”
R&B Artist & Body Positive Activist
“Bloom where you are.” Rising R&B artist and body-positive activist is Saaneah is creating a self-love movement called Curvy Confidence through music and dance.
Bridge the Divide Co-Founder
Listening. Engaging. Building bridges across political lines. West Virginia native and Bridge the Divide co-founder Joseph Touma believes respect and understanding are the way forward.
Tim Johnson Jr.
Actor & Musician
Actor. Musician. Bringer of joy. The Philly native is ready to make his mark in entertainment and on the world. “Soul is everything to me.”
Buddy Project Founder
Gabby founded the Buddy Project to help promote mental health and prevent suicide. “A lot of young people feel alone. There are people out there who understand and want to help.” Her app launches soon!
Global Minds Founder
“Diversity is a fact. Inclusivity is a choice.” Pittsburgh high school student Peyton founded Global Minds, a for-youth, by-youth organization that inspires students to build intercultural friendships and support immigrant rights.
Imani Jai Chisom
Theology and writing student. Aspiring minister. “I fight for the little black girls who don’t think they’re going to go to college, who are told they’re small and voiceless.” Pittsburgh native Imani uses her platform to address issues facing black women at predominantly white colleges.
Immigrant Rights Activist
Sí, se puede. A journalism/broadcasting student at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Edith has lived in Kentucky since she was 6 years old. Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, she’s passionate about education equity and immigrant rights.