On a Zoom call, faced with a quiet lapse in conversation, I reminded the rest of the Connecting with Humanity team that our friends— classmates at school among others— compose a powerful network. We were trying to find a host for an upcoming event, hoping to highlight a young creative, and having trouble naming individuals we knew personally. As an organization of young individuals, all in high school or college, we often hear and sometimes perpetuate the idea that “we are the future.” While this is technically true, it undermines what young people can and are already doing. Not only are we the future, we are also the present. Another adage we hear as students is, “it’s who you know, not what you know.” The power of networking. And, as an organization, we have opportunities to respond to this idea, interacting with community leaders and subject matter experts at our forums. Still, knowing “people in high places” with the power to make important decisions is upheld as the ultimate connection. But young people are part of powerful communities. Our friends are our networks, and in a way, our networks have the most potential to grow if we let them. As students especially, we are exposed to so many people with whom we share things in common (age being the most salient) for so long. We have professionals— educators, librarians, artists, counselors, and others— on our campuses as resources. Constant exposure to large numbers of people our age gives us a network of individuals who can continue to participate in our exchange of ideas and opportunities. It is access to a unique resource that many do not have later in life, as communities become institutions that have to be sought out. We should remind ourselves that the people we interact with daily are powerful, and, especially when we connect with each other, we are too. It is up to us as young individuals and organizations to pursue and create opportunities that build these young networks.