Heat Up The Night!

Save The Date for Thursday, December 9, 2021! Heat Up The Night (HUTN) is a fun gathering with dinner, dancing and lots of friends. Whether you know Right Moves For Youth (RMFY) well or this is your first time meeting us, everyone is invited to join us on December 9th! HUTN will take place from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at The …

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 …

Mia’s Story

As a sophomore at East Mecklenburg High School, Mia Perry was determined to overcome any obstacles before her. Just like most high school students, she was searching. Searching for meaning, direction, and connection…..enter Right Moves For Youth. With RMFY, the life of teenage angst was redirected toward a peer group to belong to and adults who truly cared about her.  …

“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 …

The S.U.C.C.E.E.D. Initiative – a program initiative to help high school Seniors develop their roadmap to success.

“The Roadmap to Readiness” In North Carolina, students are considered career and college ready “when they have the knowledge and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed, without the need for remediation, in introductory college credit-bearing courses in English, language arts, and mathematics within an associate or baccalaureate degree program. These same attributes and levels of achievement are needed for …

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 …

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 …