ALL IN FOR MAY 16! Sign the Petition!

Students and community members from across North Carolina support our teachers and school workers who are mobilizing to the state legislature in Raleigh for more funding for our schools on May 16! For years, the politicians in Raleigh have passed cut after cut to public education and services. 7,000 teacher assistant positions have been cut. […]

Join the Adult Ally Mob Squad!

This summer, the Youth Organizing Institute is hosting its 9th Annual Summer Freedom Schools! It will be our fourth year with both a Raleigh and Durham Freedom School. Over the years, adults have been an essential part of the Schools, and we want to deepen and expand our Adult Mob Squad, which is the holding […]

School Safety Forum Notes

    On April 14, 2018, students, parents and community members attended the School Safety Forum. This forum was organized by the Youth Organizing Institute, Education Justice Alliance and Youth Justice Project. This forum was convened as a response to the Parkland Massacre and the ongoing conversation on safety in schools.  On March 21, 2018 […]


CALLING ALL RABBLE ROUSERS! APPLY TODAY! What: Join us for a summer of learning people’s history, protest skills, and political analysis! For the past 8 years, our 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 […]

School Safety Forum!

Join the Youth Organizing Institute and Education Justice Alliance for a community forum on school safety! As the debate on school safety continues, and as lawmakers across the country insist that safety means arming teachers and putting more cops in schools, we know we have a different vision for safe schools. All students, especially students […]

Register for Spring Training Now!

Saturday, April 7 | 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: Join the Youth Organizing Institute for our spring training! This is an opportunity for high school students to connect and build with each other, […]

Petition to the General Assembly: School Safety Starts with Us!

Dear House Select Committee on School Safety and the NC General Assembly: We the undersigned are students, parents, teachers, community members, and organizers concerned with the state of schools when it comes to questions of violence and safety. We call upon this committee as well as the entire NC General Assembly to fully consider what school […]

Press Conference: End Violence in Our Schools!

* En Español abajo* We invite students, parents and community members to come exercise their right and speak out against violence in schools. We will be holding a press conference outside the NC General Assembly on March 21, 2018 at 12pm. On March 21, 2018, the House Select Committee on School Safety will be meeting […]