Heat Up The Night 2023 Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Heat Up The Night 2023!  We greatly appreciate your support.  We hope you enjoyed celebrating 35 years and serving over 40,000 students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg with us.  From a boys club at Marie G. Davis Elementary School to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving 1,000 students a year, it has taken all of you to get us here.  Thank you to J. Frank Bragg and Sgt. Dave Scheppegrell (ret.) for their vision and passion to empower young people.  Thank you for your tireless work to help youth realize their potential, find success in academics, and to see a bright future beyond high school. 

Right Moves For Youth founders, Frank Bragg and Dave Scheppegrell

What a thought-provoking keynote interview with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent, Dr. Crystal Hill, conducted by the talented Jennifer Moxley from Sunshine Media Network. The insightful conversation shed light on the crucial role of education and nonprofits like Right Moves For Youth.  Our collective efforts are needed for the next 35 years to empower our youth.

CMS Superintendent, Dr. Crystal Hill offered keen insights into the role that Right Moves For Youth plays into helping nurture students in the district.

Congratulations to our 2023 Community Impact Award Winners!

  • Right Moves For Youth Co-Founders: J. Frank Bragg and Sgt. Dave Scheppegrell (ret.)
  • Former Right Moves For Youth Executive Directors: Rev. Dr. Monteic Sizer, Ericka Ellis-Stewart, Eric Law and Tayuanee Dewberry
  • Past Community Impact Award recipients: Fire Chief Reginald T. Johnson and Deputy Chief Sherie E. Pearsall

Check out event photos on our Facebook page!

Watch it again! Our 35th Anniversary video: Right Moves For Youth 35 Years

Another chance to make your gift to Right Moves For Youth now

Thank you, Dr. Crystal Hill, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent, for joining us and celebrating 35 years of partnership!

Thank you to our sponsors!  Without you, Heat Up The Night would not be possible!

Gold Sponsor: Bragg Financial Advisors

Silver Sponsor: Duke EnergyPiedmont Natural Gas

Table Sponsors: Charlotte Hornets Foundation, Barringer Construction, EY, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Stephanie and Russell Daniel, Caity and Patrick Donovan, Ericka Ellis-Stewart and LaVerne Rayford, Julie Maloney, Dr. John and Mrs. Peggy Schug, Mary Anne and Ethan Smith, and Scottie and Barbara Wilson.

In-Kind Sponsors: Wells Fargo, Adams Beverages, Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits, Eloquent Creations, Sunshine Media Network