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 […]


CALLING ALL RABBLE ROUSERS! APPLY TODAY! Join us for a summer of learning people’s history, protest skills, and political analysis! The Youth Organizing Institute is a popular and political education leadership development program committed to DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON-PIPELINE, ENDING RACISM & RESEGREGATION, AND MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH. For the past 7 years, our […]


WE SUPPORT STUDENT STRIKES ON MAY DAY! The Youth Organizing Institute has endorsed the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition and Triangle People’s Assembly’s call to action for May Day (International Workers Day)! Here’s an excerpt from that call: WE STRIKE FOR: An end raids and deportations! Stop all check-points! ICE out of everywhere – Sanctuary […]

If Only HB 142 Was An April Fool’s Joke

One day prior to International Trans Day of Visibility, Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 142, which although touted as a “compromise” to the anti-trans House Bill 2, still fails to protect trans and gender non-conforming citizens. It actively barrs cities from creating their own non-discrimination ordinances, whether it be for public bathrooms, schools, or the […]

Post-HKonJ Youth Power Assembly + What’s New

Happy Black History Month! First off, we’re hosting a Post-HKonJ Youth Power Assembly with IgniteNC! Open for all young people wanting to build a collective platform powered by the fight for liberation for all. We’re up against a lot under a new presidency so we’ll be building our toolkits with skills and strategies crucial to […]