Education is a Human Right! National Week of Action (Oct 21-29) is almost here! The Youth Organizing Institute is a member of the national coalition, Dignity In Schools Campaign. The DCS is made up of many organizations all over the country that working towards school safety for students of color, LGBTQ students, immigrant students, disabled […]

Durham Public Schools: Kick Out Cops, Not Kids!

Kick Out Cops, Not Kids: Youth Organizing Institute Opposes Placement of Police Officers in 5 DPS Middle Schools Durham Public Schools’ decision to place police officers (as “school resource officers”) in 5 middle schools is irresponsible to the young people and the communities our education system is meant to serve. We know the role that […]

We Keep Fighting! Freedom School 2017 Crowdfunder

Goal: $5,000 Raised: $2,295 This summer is our EIGHTH YEAR of our Annual Summer Freedom Schools! In both Raleigh and Durham, we are hosting two week-long tracks for young freedom fighters. We are also taking up a unique opportunity to partner with the NC Environmental Justice Network to make Freedom School mobile through an intergenerational […]


CALLING ALL RABBLE ROUSERS! APPLY TODAY! Join us for a summer of learning people’s history, protest skills, and political analysis! The Youth Organizing Institute is a popular and political education leadership development program committed to DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON-PIPELINE, ENDING RACISM & RESEGREGATION, AND MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH. For the past 7 years, our […]


WE SUPPORT STUDENT STRIKES ON MAY DAY! The Youth Organizing Institute has endorsed the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition and Triangle People’s Assembly’s call to action for May Day (International Workers Day)! Here’s an excerpt from that call: WE STRIKE FOR: An end raids and deportations! Stop all check-points! ICE out of everywhere – Sanctuary […]

If Only HB 142 Was An April Fool’s Joke

One day prior to International Trans Day of Visibility, Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 142, which although touted as a “compromise” to the anti-trans House Bill 2, still fails to protect trans and gender non-conforming citizens. It actively barrs cities from creating their own non-discrimination ordinances, whether it be for public bathrooms, schools, or the […]

Post-HKonJ Youth Power Assembly + What’s New

Happy Black History Month! First off, we’re hosting a Post-HKonJ Youth Power Assembly with IgniteNC! Open for all young people wanting to build a collective platform powered by the fight for liberation for all. We’re up against a lot under a new presidency so we’ll be building our toolkits with skills and strategies crucial to […]