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 […]
As we near the end of the year we know have a lot of work ahead but one thing is for sure, we will not run, we will not hide. We will stay and fight! But first, we want to take a moment to celebrate youth activists, honor adult allies, and commemorate a year […]
The Youth Organizing Institute is sharing the following petition on behalf of Melissa Reynolds and her son, Anthony Perry — a Black 5th grader at Conn Elementary School in Raleigh, NC who was violently dragged out of his classroom. Sign now: Petition to Wake County Public School System’s School Board Members October 20, 2016 This […]
On September 20th, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police killed Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled Black father who deserved to live. People have taken to the streets of Charlotte every day and every night to demand an end to the war on Black lives and Black communities. People on the ground continue to be met with police repression from […]
Follow along on Twitter at with#CounselorsNotCops as YOI joins Dignity in Schools Campaign for their first congressional hearing on police in schools. Eleanora M., YOI Freedom School graduating sharing their experience with school push out. Kick out cops, not kids!
Black Lives Matter! Durham Rally Against Police Terror Almost 600 people have been killed by the police in the United States just since the beginning of this year. This month we witness the senseless, horrific killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, and Alva Braziel in Houston. In our own […]
On our way to Greensboro today to visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and go on a grassroots history tour with the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro! We’ll be joined by the awesome youth activists with Southeast Asian Coalition!
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!