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 […]
We Keep Us Safe: Creating Community Defense
Saturday, October 19 | 10am-4pm — in Durham, NC (specific location shared once you register!) — Light breakfast and lunch provided — FREE OF CHARGE! — Space Limited — Open to high school students in NC — Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 16 Join the Youth Organizing Institute for our annual Fall Training. This is an […]
We’re Ready, We’re Coming: Donate to 10 Years of Freedom School
This summer, we have reached a DECADE of YOI Summer Freedom Schools! We've built deep roots with Raleigh Freedom School and four years ago we expanded to include Durham. Two years ago, we added programs in Chapel Hill and Greensboro. We’re growing rapidly due to high demand and we’re calling for our community, allies, and […]
What would you want to learn at Freedom School? Surveys!
It’s our 10th year of Summer Freedom Schools. In this past decade, our goal has always been to create a dynamic, interactive, relevant curriculum that reflects the community around us. If you are a parent, educator, young person**, or member of the activist community who has a stake in what information and skills are being taught to high school […]
Freedom School Deadline EXTENDED!
:: NEW DEADLINES :: Raleigh: June 7th Chapel Hill: June 15th Durham: June 28th Greensboro: June 28th The 2019 dates are as follows: Raleigh Freedom School: June 18 to June 28 (Tuesday to Friday) Durham Freedom School: July 16 to July 28 (Tuesday to Friday) Greensboro Freedom School: July 23 to August 2 (Tuesday to Friday) Chapel Hill Freedom […]
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: APPLY TO FREEDOM SCHOOL 2019!
For the past decade, YOI’s Summer Freedom School has been a space for high school students who are passionate about changing the world to convene, share stories, and learn the skills necessary for creating the world we deserve. There will be art, workshops, dancing, talent shows, field trips, and so much more. Freedom School focuses on the developing of this […]
Spring Training + How to Resist HB370
“I have always thought that what is needed is the development of people who are interested not in being leaders as much as in developing leadership in others.” – Ella Baker Thank you for making this year’s Spring Training: History of Migration & Deportations such a powerful day! Shout-out to the revolutionary young people who attended. They […]
STOP HB 370!
From MERI (Movements to End Racism & Islamophobia): HB 370 passed the NC House. This is a racist bill that would force Sheriff departments across NC to collaborate with ICE by asking people about their immigration status, reporting anyone who might be undocumented to ICE, and honoring ICE detainers or other requests. The bill is […]
Spring Training: History of Migration & Deportations
Saturday, April 27 | 10am-4pm in Raleigh, NC (specific location shared once you register!) Light breakfast and lunch provided FREE OF CHARGE! Open to high school students Must register to attend: http://bit.ly/training19 Since February 5, more than 200 undocumented im/migrants, throughout the state of NC, have been arrested and detained by ICE. Join the Youth […]
Youth on Environmental & Climate Justice
In early March, our NC HEAT Fellows joined Climate Justice Alliance for their 5th annual Climate Justice Summit. We believe that young people’s leadership needs to be at the forefront of climate justice strategy. “The Summit, like all the work of the NC Climate Justice Collective, centered the leadership of youth, indigenous peoples, people of […]