The YOI (Youth Organizing Institute) is a popular education leadership development program centered on empowering the lives and experiences of young people.
The Youth Organizing Institute serves as a source of adult allyship and logistical support for NC HEAT. Visit their website at empoweryouthnc.org.
Participants of the Institute have completed a multitude of trainings, including:
- know your rights in school
- social movement history
- power analysis and anti-oppression
- building an organizing campaign
Their workshops include interdisciplinary visioning practices, discussions, presentations, hands-on and experiential learning as well as mentorship from movement elders.
They cultivate peer to peer education, as participants step into leadership roles as organizers and facilitators in their own communities!