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 …

TWILIGHT 5K THIS FRIDAY- KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

26th Annual Right Moves For Youth Twilight 5K Road Race & Walk presented by Allstate Charlotte, NCFri May 6, 20227PM 301 S. Tryon St.(Wells Fargo Atrium)Uptown Charlotte Parking is $5 after 5pm in the Two Wells Fargo garage – click HERE  Packet Pickup:Thursday – 5/510a-6p @ Run For Your Life, 901 S. Kings Dr. Ste. #100 Friday – 5/610a- 2 p @ …

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 …

Student group at UNCG

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – The Tour

One of the 4 pillars of our program is a commitment to guide student in college and career exploration. Approximately 90 miles up I-85 is the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sitting in the heart of one of the largest cities in North Carolina, Right Moves For Youth has been instrumental in exposing our students to this campus 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 …

Hispanic Heritage Month – Lissa Fuentes

As we continue in our honoring of our students/alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you Lissa Fuentes. Lissa came to Right Moves For Youth as a high school student looking for direction. She was invited by her friends and the next thing you know she found family. Lissa always had a desire to make sure that she was giving …

mentoring success in Charlotte NC

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 …

From East Meck to the NBA: Gardy’s story

In this next installment of #WhereAreTheyNowWednesday, we present to you, Mr. Gardy Swengbe. For nearly half of his high school career at East Mecklenburg High School, Right Moves For Youth served as a place of connection and growth for Gardy. When reflecting on his time, Gardy recognized that RMFY helped him understand the importance of peer to peer communication. He …

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 …