Cristian Gaines

Cristian Gaines
America's Promise Alliance Youth Trustee

Cristian, 17, is a senior at Newton North High School and is rising into his final stage as a student at the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development by Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts Incorporated. His journey growing up as a Black and Peruvian-American young man in Philadelphia and now Greater Boston, have both informed his commitment to serving his community. Cristian aspires to bring social and educational equity to his community and beyond by leading Black Lives Matter protests, establishing Antiracism initiative platforms such as Newton Overdue, and striving to be a role model for his Black and Brown peers, and youth especially. As President Barack Obama has inspired and given Cristian hope, purpose, and strength throughout his young life, he is deeply motivated in empowering youth to also persevere through their unique challenges in their pursuits of fulfilling futures. 

Share FacebookTwitterLinkedIn