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SAVE THE DATE: Ella Baker End of Year Dance Party + Fundraiser!

The Youth Organizing Institute is excited to host our 5TH ANNUAL ELLA BAKER FUNDRAISER! After the whirlwind we’ve had organizing in NC this year, we want this to be a chance to reconnect amongst community. RVSP to the event on Facebook!  There will be food, lots of dancing, and stunning youth performances. Music by DJ Gemynii! (Location: The […]

NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION IS HERE!

National Week of Action Against School Pushout is an annual event in October for communities to create national attention to issues like the School-To-Prison Pipeline, ICE/Cops in schools, accessibility, and more. This year, we’re partnering with several other organizations to facilitate protests, screenings, and workshops right here in the Triangle. Read more about 2017 National […]

REGISTER NOW TO BE A YOUNG ORGANIZERS FELLOW!

The Young Organizers training fellowship is a mentorship program that emerged from Hero Emerging Amongst Teens (HEAT) which was founded in 2010. NC HEAT was a youth-led organization which utilized peer education and organizing campaigns to advocate for organize towards youth liberation. The training fellowship aims to continue nurturing that mission by investing in the […]

NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION: PLANNING COMMITTEE

Education is a Human Right! National Week of Action (Oct 21-29) is almost here! The Youth Organizing Institute is a member of the national coalition, Dignity In Schools Campaign. The DCS is made up of many organizations all over the country that working towards school safety for students of color, LGBTQ students, immigrant students, disabled […]

Durham Public Schools: Kick Out Cops, Not Kids!

Kick Out Cops, Not Kids: Youth Organizing Institute Opposes Placement of Police Officers in 5 DPS Middle Schools Durham Public Schools’ decision to place police officers (as “school resource officers”) in 5 middle schools is irresponsible to the young people and the communities our education system is meant to serve. We know the role that […]

We Keep Fighting! Freedom School 2017 Crowdfunder

Goal: $5,000 Raised: $2,295 This summer is our EIGHTH YEAR of our Annual Summer Freedom Schools! In both Raleigh and Durham, we are hosting two week-long tracks for young freedom fighters. We are also taking up a unique opportunity to partner with the NC Environmental Justice Network to make Freedom School mobile through an intergenerational […]