We Condemn the Raids! Stop the Attacks on Immigrants!

The Youth Organizing Institute is in solidarity with the families, students, parents, and communities impacted by the ICE raids. We support the freedom of movement of migrants who are leaving their home countries as a result of U.S. foreign and immigration policies. Undocumented immigrants should not be targeted for finding a way to survive. We […]

Join us at the 2016 Pre-HKonJ Youth Power Convening!

Join the Youth Organizing Institute, Ignite NC, the NC Student Power Union, Southern Vision Alliance, and many others for a youth & student convergence in Raleigh the day before HKonJ. REGISTER ASAP so that we can get an accurate count for dinner, snacks, and light breakfast. We will follow up to coordinate the logistics of […]


Please sign this petition demanding accountability from TSA and Raleigh-Durham International Airport! YOI is in solidarity with Dolores and all trans and gender non-conforming people subjected to this kind of violence. To Representatives of the TSA and Customer Service Relations at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport: We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, are writing to express […]

Toward another powerful year!

Dear movement family, What a year. In 2015 we trained over 200 young people in popular education, young people’s movement history, political analysis, and concrete organizing skills; mobilized over 500 young people to: demonstrations against HB318, Wake County School Board Meetings, HKonJ and the 1st ever Black Lives Matter Youth Assembly, the Environmental Justice Summit […]

We’re hiring a campaign director

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR – Part-Time Position: The Youth Organizing Institute’s campaign director has primary responsibility for the Solutions Not Suspensions Campaign. Should have an orientation to youth organizing, campaign development, and adult allyship. Salary Range: $15/hr, approximately 50 hours/month (10-15 hrs/week) See the rest of the description here.

NC Climate Justice Summit

Noah, Alejandra, Camryn, Tavon, and Beatrice at the 2nd Annual NC Climate Justice Summit! The Youth Organizing Institute is honored to be a co-sponsor of an amazing weekend summit, convening hundreds of people from across the state to discuss climate change and environmental justice. YOI led two workshops: 1 on state violence and another on […]