As part of Dignity in School’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout, NC HEAT (Heroes Emerging Among Teens) and the Youth Organizing Institute are calling for a MARCH & SPEAK-OUT against the School-to-Prison pipeline. This is the Second Annual march, led by NC HEAT members. The march will start with a speak out at Washington […]

On September 21, members of YOI, NCHEAT and the Education Justice Alliance met to discuss our plans for the upcoming year.  In particular, we planned out the upcoming Week of Action, part of Dignity in School’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout. The Week of Action will take place from September 28 through October […]

Sept 10, 2013: NC HEAT members line up to ask questions at Wake School Board Candidate Forum in Cary, NC On Monday, September 9, seven NC HEAT members attended the Cary Candidate forum located at Covenant Christian church, to ask perspective school board members the questions about the epidemic of suspensions and racial disparities in […]

UPCOMING WAKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD FORUMS: School is back in session that means the work of the Youth Organizing Institute and NC HEAT ramping up! The Wake County School Board elections are right around the corner and we are co-sponsoring a series of candidate forums with WakeUp Wake County, the League of Women Voters, and […]

Youth Organizing Institute seeking 3 student interns for Fall 2013 to work on social media, marketing, organizing, and grassroots fundraising. The Youth Organizing Institute is a popular education leadership development program for high school age LGBTQ youth, low-income youth, and youth of color in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. We believe in grassroots organizing and […]

On Tuesday, September 2, NC HEAT (North Carolina Heroes Emerging Among Teens) invites passionate, powerful high school youth in the Triangle Area to attend their back-to-school orientation meeting. NC HEAT is a united multicultural group of youth from different aspects of life seeking a common purpose. We organize and advocate for civil rights and justice in […]