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 …

The Twilight 5K Run/Walk + exciting virtual fitness classes? Sign up today!

In honor of our 25th Anniversary of the Twilight 5K, we are partnering with fitness experts and providing add-on virtual fitness classes for our runners. Although, the run/walk can be done any day or time between May 7-14, on Friday, May 7, we kick off by helping you to make the RIGHT MOVES! For an add’l $10, you will have …

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 …

There is power in giving! Giving Tuesday 2020 is December 1.

On Giving Tuesday, people around the globe will come together in unity and show kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes, and Right Moves For Youth is one of those causes. December 1, 2020 is Giving Tuesday and our organization had set a goal to raise …

Ahora Inscribiendo Estudiantes Para el Año Escolar 2020-2021

Estimados alumnos y padres: ¡Se encuentra actualmente abierta la matriculación en RMFY para el período académico 2020- 2021! La misión de Right Moves for Youth (RMFY) es brindarles a los alumnos los recursos y la orientación para graduarse del bachillerato con un plan para obtener éxito en el futuro. Nuestra misión se lleva a cabo mediante programas basados en el colegio …

RMFY is in Good Hands!

The Allstate Fellows program is a skills-based volunteer initiative designed to strengthen the nonprofit community and invest in the professional development of Allstate employees. The program helps nonprofits address critical organizational challenges in a wide variety of areas (financial management, marketing, strategy, human resources, technology, etc.) by matching them with skilled employees for 3-month volunteer projects, leveraging employees’ professional expertise …

Punt, Pass & Kick

Energy was high. Laughter was heard. Smiles were wide. Bellies were full. This was the atmosphere at the RMFY Volunteer Kick Off on October 22, 2019!  Every year, RMFY volunteers from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, and countless other community entities gather in one place to launch another successful year of programming.  All across the …

Sincerely, Tayuanee

The very meaning of life is about how we impact others.  It is what makes life worth living. I’m grateful that RMFY has given me the opportunity to live worthwhile. November 10, 2019 was my 15 year anniversary with Right Moves For Youth. I’ve had the esteemed pleasure of leading this organization as the Executive Director, advocating for our upstanding …

A Salute to Those Who Have Protected, Served, and Mentored

Operations Director, Sabrina N. Gilchrist, recounts her first encounter with two outstanding CMPD Officers who have mentored with RMFY for several years. We salute them for their service to our youth, and wish them well in their retirement from the force. It was August 2010, and I was new to the area. I had just joined the staff of Right …

Tis the Season

RMFY is fortunate to have the support of so many people and organizations within the Charlotte community. Because of you, our students receive exposure to new experiences, tremendous support and incentive to keep making the right moves for a better life for all.  Here are just a few of the events that RMFY students experienced during this holiday season:

Supporting Our Youth

RMFY receives grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of NC! We are excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina! This grant supports our mission, and helps us continue to support more than 1,600 teens in our youth development program. To learn more about the RMHC of NC grants, …

The Gift of New Beginnings

 “The start of something new brings the hope of something great. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.” -Author Unknown We’ve all been there. We’ve all experienced the mental cycle of “could’ve, should’ve, would’ve” that so easily derails progress and forward momentum if we don’t find a way to stop it. Some call it ruminating. Some call it “stewing.” Some simply call it being …

Sign Me Up!

There are benefits to getting involved with RMFY, and multiple ways to do it! Think about someone who made a difference in your life. What did this person do that made such an impact? What were his/her qualities that you admired? How does this person’s influence on you show up in your life today? Don’t you want to pay that …

Your Votes Count!

Your Votes Can Help Us Win $20k! Help us make a greater impact in Charlotte by casting your votes for Right Moves For Youth here:http://www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/2019/charlotte/agencies/right-moves-for-youth/ Aetna has chosen Right Moves For Youth as one of five non-profit organizations in the Charlotte region who are doing great work in local communities to address social determinants of health. We want to bring …

A Day in the Life of…

All Teens Face Challenges. RMFY Can Help. It’s no secret that along with the “storm and stress” of adolescence can come all kinds of developmental milestones: becoming more independent; finding peer groups in which one feels a sense of belonging; figuring out how to juggle school, work, family, and extracurricular activities; learning how to cope with challenges; gaining self-confidence and …