The Youth Organizing Institute is a leadership development and organizing training program to support low-income youth, LGBTQ youth, and youth of color. Since 2010, the Youth Organizing Institute has enjoyed continued success. YOI provides grounding analysis of systems of oppressions and the history of grassroots movements for change. In addition to our Summer Freedom Schools, we anchor the NC Coalition for Education Justice, which is engaged in a Solutions Not Suspensions campaign to to decrease out of school suspensions, advocate for restorative justice programs, reduce SROs in schools, and increase councilors and funding for quality culturally-sensitive education. We work with allies to mobilize students, parents, and communities to end the school-to-prison-pipeline.