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National Walkout Day

Countless high schools and middle school students left their classroom, teachers, and work behind to stand in solidarity with the Parkland High shooting victims and activists on March 14th. After the Walkout Planning Call, we gave out $100 gift cards to Triangle and Triad high school students planning walkouts. On March 14th, YOI staff came to Martin Middle […]

SOLIDARITY WITH PARKLAND, FL & THE STRUGGLE TO END VIOLENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS!

On February 14, 2018, one of the largest school shootings in the US occurred in Florida, leaving 17 High School students and teachers dead at the hands of a 19 year-old white male shooter. We mourn for the lives lost, we hold the community of Parkland, Fl in our thoughts, and we stand in solidarity […]

SAVE THE DATE: Ella Baker End of Year Dance Party + Fundraiser!

The Youth Organizing Institute is excited to host our 5TH ANNUAL ELLA BAKER FUNDRAISER! After the whirlwind we’ve had organizing in NC this year, we want this to be a chance to reconnect amongst community. RVSP to the event on Facebook!  There will be food, lots of dancing, and stunning youth performances. Music by DJ Gemynii! (Location: The […]

NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION IS HERE!

National Week of Action Against School Pushout is an annual event in October for communities to create national attention to issues like the School-To-Prison Pipeline, ICE/Cops in schools, accessibility, and more. This year, we’re partnering with several other organizations to facilitate protests, screenings, and workshops right here in the Triangle. Read more about 2017 National […]

REGISTER NOW TO BE A YOUNG ORGANIZERS FELLOW!

The Young Organizers training fellowship is a mentorship program that emerged from Hero Emerging Amongst Teens (HEAT) which was founded in 2010. NC HEAT was a youth-led organization which utilized peer education and organizing campaigns to advocate for organize towards youth liberation. The training fellowship aims to continue nurturing that mission by investing in the […]