CALLING ALL RABBLE ROUSERS! APPLY TODAY! What: Join us for a summer of learning people’s history, protest skills, and political analysis! For the past 8 years, our Summer Freedom School has been a space for high school students who are passionate about changing the world to convene, share stories, and learn the skills necessary for […]

School Safety Forum!

Join the Youth Organizing Institute and Education Justice Alliance for a community forum on school safety! As the debate on school safety continues, and as lawmakers across the country insist that safety means arming teachers and putting more cops in schools, we know we have a different vision for safe schools. All students, especially students […]

Register for Spring Training Now!

Saturday, April 7 | 10am-4pm in Raleigh, NC (specific location shared once you register!) Light breakfast and lunch provided FREE OF CHARGE! Open to high school students Must register to attend: Join the Youth Organizing Institute for our spring training! This is an opportunity for high school students to connect and build with each other, […]

Petition to the General Assembly: School Safety Starts with Us!

Dear House Select Committee on School Safety and the NC General Assembly: We the undersigned are students, parents, teachers, community members, and organizers concerned with the state of schools when it comes to questions of violence and safety. We call upon this committee as well as the entire NC General Assembly to fully consider what school […]

Press Conference: End Violence in Our Schools!

* En Español abajo* We invite students, parents and community members to come exercise their right and speak out against violence in schools. We will be holding a press conference outside the NC General Assembly on March 21, 2018 at 12pm. On March 21, 2018, the House Select Committee on School Safety will be meeting […]

National Walkout Day

Countless high schools and middle school students left their classroom, teachers, and work behind to stand in solidarity with the Parkland High shooting victims and activists on March 14th. After the Walkout Planning Call, we gave out $100 gift cards to Triangle and Triad high school students planning walkouts. On March 14th, YOI staff came to Martin Middle […]


On February 14, 2018, one of the largest school shootings in the US occurred in Florida, leaving 17 High School students and teachers dead at the hands of a 19 year-old white male shooter. We mourn for the lives lost, we hold the community of Parkland, Fl in our thoughts, and we stand in solidarity […]