We’re Headed South!

Our youth are gearing up for an exciting trip south to Miami over MLK weekend to meet with youth and elders from two other amazing organizations – Dream Defenders and Power U. These organizations are doing great work with immigrant youth and youth of color and against the school-to-prison-pipeline. We’re hoping this trip will enhance our […]

Donate on Indiegogo! Support our trip to Atlanta & Miami!

Donate Today! To enhance our campaign for a Moratorium on Out-Of-School-Suspensions and learn best practices for inter-generational organizing, the Youth Organizing Institute is taking members of NC HEAT (NC Heroes Emerging Among Teens) & EJA (Education Justice Alliance) to Atlanta to meet with JustUSATL, and Project South then heading to Miami to meet with Power U! This trip will […]

Big Plans for the National Week of Action!

On September 21, members of YOI, NCHEAT and the Education Justice Alliance met to discuss our plans for the upcoming year.  In particular, we planned out the upcoming Week of Action, part of Dignity in School’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout. The Week of Action will take place from September 28 through October […]

NC HEAT wants YOU to emerge as a HERO!

On Tuesday, September 2, NC HEAT (North Carolina Heroes Emerging Among Teens) invites passionate, powerful high school youth in the Triangle Area to attend their back-to-school orientation meeting. NC HEAT is a united multicultural group of youth from different aspects of life seeking a common purpose. We organize and advocate for civil rights and justice in […]

Nationwide Fight Against School Push Out

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a national issue and requires creating a national fightback. The Dignity in Schools Campaign is helping local organizations coordinate and develop their campaigns to end this pipeline.  Here are some of the recent victories, including in Wake County, NC. DSC Members Win Community Involvement in School Resource Officer Training for Wake […]

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 […]