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 […]
With our partners, Ignite NC, Queer People of Color Collective and many others, we brought together nearly 100 youth from across North Carolina for HKonJ Weekend! Check out some of our photos below.
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 […]
Check out Hayden and CJ in this piece by The News & Observer! The Wake County school system allows some transgender students to use the student bathroom of their choice while offering to let other transgender students use staff restrooms. Wake County school officials say they decide whether to approve requests from transgender students to […]
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 […]
Check out and sign this petition being spearheaded by a YOI Freedom School Alum! Here is the testimony from Hayden’s friend on why the petition is being organized: My friend Hayden Riner just wanted to use the restrooms at Athens Drive High School. This should be no big deal, right? You need to go when […]
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 […]
Earlier this year a video of a school resource officer (cop) went viral. In the video, “Office Slam”, as students called him, violently grabbed and threw, Shakara, a young Black girl in the classroom as teachers and administrators stood by. A brave young woman, Niya Kenny, recorded this video and came to the defense of the […]
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.
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 […]