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Our Story & Mission.

The inspiration for Project 9 stemmed from Founder and President, Nika Farokhzad's, experience interning for her state representative, Representative Ruth Balser. Nika discovered that the majority, if not all of the people who were reaching out were older. Very few young people emailed or called the Representative, and Nika noticed. Nika envisioned an organization that focused on helping youth engage with their state and local governments.  

Inspired by this vision, Nika founded Project 9. Project 9 connects youth with political opportunities on a state and local level. Members of Project 9 work with political campaigns, are given access to internships, host fundraisers, and more!

Project 9 is revolutionizing the way that young people engage with state and local politics. 

Our Team In Action.


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