| Recent NC Election Results Keeping you Awake at Night?
The Super Majorities in BOTH houses of NC Legislature AND the Governor’s Office on a “MISSION FROM THE POPE” (Art) to cut back & privatize public education in NC – to roll back the progressive movement’s gains and our shared social safety net that will overwhelmingly impact the opportunities & futures for low income & working class youth – particularly immigrant youth & youth of color.
Every year, our school budgets shrink while our prison budgets grow!
As a Holiday Gift To Yourself & the future of North Carolina
We know what’s coming – we need to be ready to defend our future – and we need to make sure our young people have the tools & resources they need to organize & push-back against push-out.
Now more than ever we need young people who think critically about the way their schools and governments are being run, and empower them with the tools to organize & implement their creative solutions!
In 2013, the Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) will turn 4 years old. We are a popular education leadership development program for high school students. We provide trainings on the root causes of injustice, how those root causes are manifested in policies that affect our lives, and how organizing can create change. In the past 3 years, over 50 Triangle teens have participated in our trainings, and we have helped to mobilize hundreds of young people.
We support youth-led organizations like NC HEAT (North Carolina Heroes Emerging Among Teens) and young people organizing in their schools with Gay Straight Alliances and other groups. We are committed to building bridges between young people, adults, and elders.