Youth lead march to Governor

Two days after the June 24 “Moral Monday,” youth in NC called for an action to raise their issues. The action was called “Witness Wednesday.”  NC HEAT leaders Q and Beatrice addressed the crowd at a press conference before a march to the Governor’s office. They demanded an end to the criminalization of youth and […]

Youth Mobilize for “Moral Monday”

Since April 29, members of NC HEAT have come out for weekly “Moral Mondays.”  On June 24 thousands of people from across the state gathered.  Over 120 people participating in non-violent civil disobedience.  The reactionary policies being proposed include massive cuts to education, a school voucher plan, refusing the Federal Medicaid Expansion, and cutting unemployment […]

NC HEAT Mobilizes to School Board

Consider Supporting the work of NC HEAT by making a donation! On June 4, Students in NC HEAT, the Education Justice Alliance, and The Coalition of Concerned Parents of African American Youth joined forces to attend the Wake County School Board meeting. The “Consent Agenda” of the meeting included a renewal of the SRO contract […]

NC HEAT & YOI at Moral Mondays

  NC HEAT members and Youth Organizing Institute staff have been showing up big to Moral Mondays since the first one – April 29 – when two NC HEAT members were arrested alongside NC NAACP president Rev. Barber. Ever since we’ve been helping to build and turn out youth and helping with jail support til […]

Inter-generational Birthday Party for Bridgette Burge

On May 25 youth, community members, activists, friends, and family gathered to celebrate an amazing woman’s birthday, Bridgette Burge. Bridgette who is an advisory board member of the Youth Organizing Institute talked about her love for the program and for Youth Organizing. “I cannot think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than protesting […]

Education Under Arrest

EDUCATION UNDER ARREST!! Calling all Youth! Register NOW! Saturday May 4, come to the Youth Organizing Institute’s Spring Training Day and CONNECT with young people across the triangle who are passionate about social justice. We will learn how to: FACILITATE your own workshop on the school to prison pipeline! TRANSFORM statistics into exciting visuals, maps, […]

NC HEAT Speaks about STPP

On April 1  NC HEAT spoke to students at UNC about the struggles youth face in High Schools. The School to Prison Pipeline was the main issues raised in coordination with the dignity in Schools day of action “You cant create peace with a piece.” High School students also spoke about how college students could be good […]

Students Mobilize to Oppose HB 217

Sign the petition and call the committee members: Today youth from NC HEAT joined community members to overflow a committee hearing on HB 217. There was a line outside of the inadaquate public meeting space and the youth presence was known. The bill people mobilized against would remove judicial discretion for certain felonies allegedly […]

Youth Mobilize for HKonJ

On February 9th students from NC HEAT mobilized to participate in HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street). With over 9,000 people from across the state demanding a progressive agenda for NC students were in full force. NC HEAT members joined with other students demanding equality in schools and access to public services. In a time when the legislature in NC […]

Teen Convening a Success

Building Bridges Teen Convening at the Stone House On Feb 1-2, teen activists and adult allies organizing to end the school-to-prison pipeline, fight racism, work for LGBTQ liberation, food justice, and other issues, held a gathering to chart out the next steps for the building bridges to create a stronger youth movement. High School students […]