Thanks y’all for joining our #WeKeepUsSafe training on community defense! We created a timeline of how police formed in the US, practiced our de-escalation tactics, and skilled up on cop-watching. We are a part of national coalition participating in Week of Action Against the School to Prison Pipeline. Find out more here. Some resources from […]

Report-Back from our Restorative Justice Training

The Youth Organizing Institute, Education Justice Alliance, and NC HEAT organized a Restorative Justice training at Campbell University School of Law this past weekend.  Community members from across the Triangle and beyond joined to learn and practice the restorative justice process.  Participants included parents, students, and teachers, as well as key Wake county administrators. Christine Kushner, Chairman, […]

Register Now for the 2013 YOI Winter Training!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! We’re excited to announce that our annual winter training is now open for registration! The training will be held Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, with an optional sleepover on Friday night in Raleigh. This year’s workshops will include Restorative Justice Practice, Human Graph Direct Action, Exploring Intersections Between Racism […]

YOI Students Graduate

On August 16, the Youth Organizing Institute gathered to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of this year’s participants.  Graduates chatted and shared delicious food provided by community caterer, Eva Panjwani.  We shared stories with movement elders and family members in the historic WW Finlator Hall at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. After a report-back from […]

YOI Goes to Greensboro

pictured: triangle youth in front of statues of the “Greensboro Four,” four A&T students who began the sit-in movement of the 1960s On Thursday, July 11th, YOI joined several other area youth groups (SEEDS, El Pueblo, and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s young farmer’s training program) on a field trip to Greensboro. The students boarded biofuel buses and then headed out to […]

Off to a great start

Omi, leads YOI through an opening activity On Tuesday July 9th we started the 4th annual summer Youth Organizing Institute. Over 20 youth from across the triangle gathered for the program. The first day was inspiring and will not soon be forgotten. Along with the excitement of youth being able to meet other like-minded students, laughing during […]

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 […]