photo collage of students and mentors in a Right Moves For Youth Virtual Mentoring Group.

Virtual Groups Begin 2/7/23

Students: As you navigate the challenges of middle and high school, we want to offer you the opportunity to join a weekly, virtual mentoring group. These groups are open to any middle and high school student, in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, and will provide you with support, guidance, and the chance to connect with peers who understand the unique …

Students in Right Moves For Youth enjoy small group mentoring with one of their mentors, a school resource officer with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Why small group mentoring?

Right Moves For Youth’s small group mentoring model can be extremely valuable in the lives of teens in Charlotte. It provides a supportive and structured environment where young people can explore their interests, develop new skills, and receive guidance and encouragement from adult mentors. One of the primary benefits of RMFY small group mentoring is the opportunity it provides for …

CONNECT | CELEBRATE | INSPIRE Join Right Moves For Youth For Heat Up The Night 2022 Presented by Bank of America Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Wells Fargo Connections 300 S. Brevard Street, Charlotte NC 28202 Gather your friends, family and co-workers to join Right Moves For Youth for a night to connect with the community, celebrate our impact, …

Solutions For The Next Generation – a word from Executive Director, Sabrina Gilchrist

A word from Executive Director, Sabrina Gilchrist: Right Moves For Youth is synonymous with solutions for the next generation.   It goes without question that our society continues to plow its way through these most challenging times. No one would have guessed that we would be dealing with a pandemic and its aftermath. As a country, we continue to face other …

Students Play an Active Role in Shaping Their Future

The theme for the 2021-22 Ambassador Leadership program was youth philanthropy. Research shows that when youth are afforded the opportunity to get involved in their community, children and adolescents are given the control and reassurance needed to build their self-worth (Garza & Stephens, 2002). Philanthropy gives youth the power to become valuable contributors now, and essential leaders for the future …

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Meet Willie Ryder.

Often times, we report a story of how a volunteer connects to our organization and how they see their impact. But this time, we wanted to do something a little different so we wanted you to get it straight from our volunteer’s experience. Meet Willie Ryder, who for a decade has impacted young people in our program. And this is …

Building the plane as we go ;) @ AIM

A few weeks ago, we were able to take a group of nearly 50 Right Moves For Youth middle school students to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance to explore a career in aviation mechanics. The day was filled with a tour of classrooms and facilities, meeting administrators & trainers, as well as hands-on training. Students were blown away that this …

Volunteer Spotlight – “A dream does not become reality through magic” – words of wisdom from OG (Officer Timothy Gerald)

For over 30 years, Right Moves For Youth and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) have had a special relationship. Beginning with a vision from one of our founders, Sgt. Dave Scheppegrell, who started mentoring a young group of students at Marie G. Davis Elementary School in 1989, we continually partner with CMPD to be a bridge of connection for …

Right Moves For Youth volunteer, Arthur Mitchell

Turning an Obstacle into an Opportunity – Arthur’s story

Sometimes, life throws us a curveball and we have to prepare to adjust and hit it out of the park. That is exactly how we would describe Arthur Mitchell’s journey as a volunteer with Right Moves For Youth. At the age of 6, Arthur was diagnosed with an eye disease called Keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye disease that presses on …

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Tech guru, dream chaser, RMFY Ambassador – Brayan Santos

Episode 3 of spotlighting RMFY students/alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month. Next up, Brayan Santos. Brayan was a member of Right Moves For Youth while in middle and high school and credits much of his success today to his time in our program. Like most students, speaking in front of groups is scary and intimidating. But through creative and equipping group …

“Always have a plan.” – Diana’s Story

As we continue to recognize our Hispanic students/alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you our next installment of a life changing story of connected relationships being the ultimate tool for success. Meet Diana Lorenzo. Diana is a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School and a 4 year participant in our program. Diana has a story that is unique but …

Hispanic Heritage Month – Linda De Leon

For over 30 years, Right Moves For Youth has been intentional about serving and providing quality programming to as many students in Charlotte, as possible. That has allowed us to engage and support students from all sorts of different backgrounds, ages, races, and nationalities. So, to honor the diversity of our students, from September 15 – October 15, we will …

A RMFY Parent’s Story: Shauna and Lauren

Everyone, meet Shauna Morris. Shauna’s daughter, Lauren has been a member of our Right Moves For Youth program at Northwest School of the Arts since the 8th grade. Lauren joined our program on the recommendation of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department School Resource Officer, Officer Mobley. Officer Mobley saw something special in Lauren and wanted to connect her to our organization. …

Connecting the dots: Words from our Executive Director, Sabrina Gilchrist

Here we stand at a point of connection between what has been, and what will be. We look back on this year with gratitude for our resilience, relationships formed and expanded, and lessons learned. We’ve reached the point in the year when we breathe deeply a sigh of relief, celebrating our students who’ve earned their high school diploma. We applaud …

“Don’t be afraid to take the risk, you’ll never grow until you do”.

In another installment of #WhereAreTheyNow, a series where we highlight our RMFY alumni, we introduce you to Richard Isom. Q & A with Richard Isom. RMFY Alumnus from Myers Park High School Q: What’s your name? A: Richard Isom, Jr. Q: Where did you participate in RMFY? A: I attended RMFY for the first time in Middle school at Smith …

Birdies for Charlotte Charities is coming in 2 months! PLEDGE TODAY!

FORE!!! COOL WAY TO GIVE TO RMFY ALERT!!!!  As you know, our pledge is very important to us and our students here at Right Moves For Youth. The pledge goes: “At all times, I will do my best to: Tell the truth Obey the rules Respect myself and others Be drug-free And help others make the RIGHT MOVES for a …

Some Big Wins!

While the year of 2020 has had more ups and downs than a roller coaster, we wanted to end the year with acknowledgment of some really great things that have been happening around here. Check out these Big Wins: Giving Tuesday was a HUGE success! On Giving Tuesday, people around the globe will come together in unity and show kindness …