The Raven Corps is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, based out of Portland, Oregon. We support, organize, and mobilize youth activists who promote environmental sustainability and compassion through a plant-based diet.
We’re not the future of a movement. We ARE a movement.
At The Raven Corps, we believe in young people. Not just as “the future”, but as bright, capable, and innovative problem-solvers in the here and now. By building community and providing youth activists, “Ravens”, with the resources, tools, and guidance to create personalized advocacy projects for their communities, we’re forging a new youth-powered movement focused on building a better world one bite at a time. Our Ravens share a commitment to improving our food system by promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet, and together, we are tackling some of the biggest issues of our time -- problems like climate change, animal welfare, ocean depletion, environmental racism, and public health. Our ever-growing network of young change-making leaders understand that all life is connected and educate others on the need to think holistically about how our food choices impact people, animals, and our planet. Our Ravens advocate for a better today so we can share a more sustainable and compassionate tomorrow.
I was 9 years old when I was first invited to work on the dairy farm located on the outskirts of my grandparent’s rural property in Lake Alexandrina, Australia. The 200-cow dairy farm was owned by a neighbouring family and, although considered small on the scale of conventional farming, was seen as nothing but huge through my young eyes. From stray cats and their dog tormentors to Mary the sheep and her feathered chook companions, the farm was what I perceived to be a place of sanctuary for all walks of life, including myself. It was this odd yet perfect combination of people and animals that really drew me into the idea of farm life and allowed this little piece of country Australia to become my home away from home.
We are based out of Portland, Oregon and also have corps (chapters) in Adelaide, Australia and San Diego, California. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 22, live in one of those places, and are ready to advocate for for a better food system, join us! Want to start your own Raven Corps? Keep checking back - we’ll have exciting news for you soon!