Young Adult Trainer and Organizer, Matthew Bell is a resident of Greensboro, NC. Matthew has attended and coordinated Anti Racism trainings as a middle school student. Over the past few years he has worked with other anti racist youth advocates to raise awareness of the role of young people in a movement for systems transformation and social justice. His experience working and volunteering locally gave Matthew experience in challenging young adults to examine how racism impacts their lives, personally and systemically. Matthew joined REI in 2012 as a trainer and is helping to coordinate youth organizing efforts that can empower young adults to create lasting change through racial equity and collective redress.
Matthew is a graduate of Fayetteville State University and attended the Young Adult Leadership Training through the Children’s Defense Fund.