Queernival is a Southern Celebration of Youth Liberation organized by youth people! On March 28 we will come together for the 2nd ever-Queernival to celebrate, educate, organize, throw pies, and get our dance on! Queernival is organized by the North Carolina Queer Youth Power Coalition (NCQYPC). NCQYPC is a youth-centered collaborative to strengthen the […]

#BlackLivesMatter Youth Assembly Recap

1st ever #BlackLivesMatter Youth Assembly in North Carolina Over 200 youth from across NC convened to strategize and vision for the fight to protect Black and Brown lives. We came together at Shaw University, the historic campus where SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee) was founded in 1960. We held small break out groups where youth […]


AFTER HKonJ JOIN US FOR THE 1ST EVER STATEWIDE #BLACKLIVESMATTER YOUTH ASSEMBLY Join us in Estey Hall at Shaw University for a historic Black Lives Matter Youth Assembly on the campus where SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) was founded. A YOUTH-ONLY (UNDER 35) ORGANIZING, DECISION-MAKING, COMMUNITY BUILDING SPACE CENTERING #BLACKLIVESMATTER. JOIN US FOR FREE FOOD […]

2015 HKonJ Weekend

There’s a lot happening this #HKonJ weekend, what better way to show your love for justice, revolutionary youth power, and movement than to join us for all of these things!!! Friday the 13th: Pre-HKonJ ~*Spooky Sleepover*~ Youth Convening: Friday the 14th: March with the Black Lives Matter Youth Assembly Contingent, 9am is our pre-rally […]

We’re digitized!

*drum roll* Our zine, Voz y Canto/Voice & Song, along with the soundtrack of chants, songs, and icebreakers for youth liberation is now available online. Please read, listen, share, and even download! Thanks to our very own Carly Campbell and Monse Matehuala for pouring their love into this zine and soundtrack. And thanks to everyone […]

Thank you!

We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our end-of-year fundraising efforts. We were able to surpass our goal of $2500 by raising $2790! Most zines and YOI swag went out in the mail before the end of the year so we hope that folks are enjoying their copy! We […]

Give the Gift of Voice & Song//Voz y Canto!!!

GIFT THE GIFT OF VOICE & SONG // VOZ Y CANTO! This holiday season, the Youth Organizing Institute is releasing “Voice and Song//Voz y Canto,” a bilingual compilation of songs, chants, and icebreakers for youth liberation! “Voice and Song//Voz y Canto” is a celebration of the ways that we resist oppression when we sing together, […]

November 16-30: Media Round-Up

YOI Solidarity Statement with Youth of Color of Ferguson We know that there are anti-black, anti-migrant policies that criminalize Black and Brown youth from the cradle to the classroom to our workplaces to the streets. We know that a lack of jobs, opportunities, and the school-to-prison-pipeline are stealing a generation of Black and Brown young […]