Now Enrolling Students for the 2020-2021 School Year

Attention Students & Parents:  Enrollment in Right Moves For Youth is currently open for the 2020-2021 school year!  The mission of Right Moves For Youth (RMFY) is to provide students with the resources and guidance to graduate high school with a plan for future success. Our mission is realized through school-based programs designed to promote the positive development of students …

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 …

A Message To Our Community

We not only denounce ALL racism and the ideologies of white supremacy that are threaded in the fabric of our nation, but ALL inequality; and declare that we stand on the side of social justice and equity.

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 …

Full Circle

The Powerful Story of a RMFY Alumna…In Her Own Words My family and I come from a country called Eritrea, located in East Africa. My parents moved to the United States in the early ’90s during the civil war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. During that time, all the men in the country were required to battle in the war. My …

Sincerely, Tayuanee

A Message from Our Executive Director It is with both excitement and determination that we have entered this new school year!  This new year brings with it new opportunities for evolution and enhancement in the ways that we support the young people we serve.  As I observed our team preparing for the engagement of our students, I was struck by …

5k On the Greenway

FreeMoreWest 5k on the Greenway

Hey, you! Yeah, you! What are you doing on Friday, April 5th at 6:00 pm?  Join us for the 7th Annual FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway benefiting Right Moves for Youth!  We’re so excited to be chosen as this year’s benefactor, and look forward to hanging out with you for an evening of running, eating and drinking at the Freedom-Morehead-West Side corridor. …

Right Moves For Youth Twilight 5K

Twilight 5k 2019

The 23rd Annual Twilight 5K Road Race and Walk is sure to be an experience fit for the Queen (City)! On May 10, 2019, runners, walkers, and other supporters will gather at the Wells Fargo Atrium in Uptown Charlotte with one mission in mind:  providing the resources and guidance to help students graduate high school with a plan for their …

RIGHT MOVES FOR YOUTH NBA ALL STAR GAME 2019 Lebron James

NBA All-STAR 2019

The Stars Have Aligned Sitting on the edge of our seats in front of our TVs, several of us tuned in to TNT for the NBA All Star draft on Thursday, February 7, 2019. We didn’t know what we were about to witness. All we knew was that our Executive Director had emailed a cryptic message that said:  “Please tune in …

Right Moves for Youth Event

RMFY Students honor MLK

Right Moves for Youth (RMFY) students paid tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to the community in his honor on January 21.Middle and high school students from eight different Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools volunteered at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, where they greeted visitors and assisted with tours, and Samaritans …