Now accepting applications for Summer 2013 Youth Organizing Institute

**APPLY TODAY BY FILLING OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION** Calling Triangle-Area Teens:  Work this summer to stop racism & school re-segregation, challenge the school to prison pipeline, and make schools safe for LBGTQ youth (and get paid!). Seeking applicants for the Youth Organizing Institute Ages 13-19 may apply – fill out the online application. The Institute will take […]

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 […]

Spring Training

On May 4, high school students gathered for the Youth Organizing Institute Spring Training.  Youth from Orange, Wake, and Durham Counties gathered at the Street Scene Teen Center in Chapel Hill.  Popular education trainings were requested by the youth for this year’s spring training.  Additionally, leaders in NC HEAT helped to facilitate the trainings, along […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Training a Success

On December 1 over 15 high school students from across the triangle gathered for the Youth Organizing Institute Winter Training. Students participated in workshops about relevant political issues and ways to be creative activists. These included workshops about Art Pope and School Pushout policies, a media training, a drumming workshop and a workshop on creating oral […]