There is no time other than the present to engage youth as storytellers and change-makers within their communities. With the mission of Outside the Lens being to empower youth through photography and digital media to create change within themselves, their communities, and the world; our group action will seek to reflect just that. Through our Youth Council Program, high school students gain paramount experience through transformative mentorship opportunities, community service events, and real-world work experience. We seek to enable these students to cultivate their voices as well as foster creativity that they can carry on with them forever. Our Advisory Board is composed of local creative professionals who serve as mentors, role models, and teaching artists to our Youth Council. This compelling action for the JR Inside Out Project brings our Youth Council and Advisory Board together while connecting and intertwining their shared visions which span generations. The result of this collaborative action will carve a path for new stories, exponential change, and a united, Emerging Vision.