It’s Day 1 of Freedom School in Raleigh! This morning we soul mapped with Carly, then did radical journaling with Des. Now Babette and Bryan are leading a workshop on dismantling oppression. What are the roots of oppression? Check out our tree: colonialism, patriarchy, and capitalism! Thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen!

We are writing as members of the Durham Association of Educators in NC. As teachers, it is our job to make sure our students can learn and grow. And when they can’t, it is our duty to fight for that to change. We have received disturbing news regarding one of our students, Wilden Guillen Acosta […]

We send our condolences and solidarity to all LGBTQ people impacted by the mass shooting in Orlando, Fl. To the LGBTQ youth for whom this tragedy is another confirmation that the world is not made in your image; for the Muslim youth for whom this tragedy offers no room for mourning because the Islamophobic hysteria […]

Dear community,                    I joined the Youth Organizing Institute family in 2013 as a volunteer and community supporter. The first program that I came in touch with was YOI’s Summer Freedom School–a multi-week summer camp for young people who want to fight the power and change the […]

Help us raise $2,500 to support the 7th Annual Summer Freedom School. Over the past 6 years, YOI has convened the Summer Freedom School program, bringing together young people who dare to change the world. Youth of color, LGBTQ youth, working class youth, and immigrant youth come together from high schools across the Triangle; from […]